# % Chance/Chances?

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"My view is that if there is a 0.1% chance of it happening that is unacceptable for a healthy volunteer"

Hi,
Can is a 0.1% chance be replaced by are 0.1% chances?
Does it depend on the number?
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Hi,
Let us look at this logically -- not saying you are illogical. How many chance are we looking at here? Probably only one. And we are probably saying we are looking at a percentage of it.

...there is (whatever) chance of it happening...

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First, percent here is an adjective, so that number is irrelevant: 0.01 percent alcohol, 50 percent alcohol.
Second, there are only two chances in total: (1) it happens and (2) it doesn't happen. The sentence speaks of the probability of one of these chances only, to wit: it happens.

Therefore: A 0.01 percent chance of it happening, a 100 percent chance of it happening.
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Thanks, Anon. I get your point.
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site:*.co.uk " percent chance --> so many hits
site:*.co.uk " percent chances --> little hits
Mister Micawber.
First, percent here is an adjective, so that number is irrelevant: 0.01 percent alcohol, 50 percent alcohol.
Second, there are only two chances in total: (1) it happens and (2) it doesn't happen. The sentence speaks of the probability of one of these chances only, tow wit: it happens.

Therefore: A 0.01 percent chance of it happening, a 100 percent chance of it happening.
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Understand!
Thanks, Mister.
Liveinjapan
site:*.co.uk " percent chances --> little hits Not correct. (a few hits)

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I get it. Thanks, YL
Is 'few fits' correct to mean about the same?
LiveinjapanI get it. Thanks, YL

Is 'few fits' correct to mean about the same?

'few hits' means 'not many hits'. 'A few hits' means 'some hits'.

There will be rain in a few areas this afternoon. NOT There will be rain in few areas this afternoon.

I hope this helps.
I get the difference. Thanks, YL.
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