*"My view is that if there*

__is a 0.1%__*that is unacceptable for a healthy volunteer"*__chance__of it happening

Hi,

Can

__be replaced by__

*is*a 0.1% chance__?__

*are 0.1% chances*Does it depend on the number?

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Hi,

Can

Does it depend on the number?

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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...

Please wait for other responses.

anonymousFirst,

percenthere 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

oneof these chances only, to wit: it happens.Therefore:

A 0.01 percent chanceof it happening,a 100 percent chanceof it happening..

Mister MicawberGoogel reveals:

site:*.co.uk " percent chance --> so many hits

site:*.co.uk " percent chances --> little hits

LiveinjapanThanks, Mister.

LiveinjapanYoong LiatIs 'few fits' correct to mean about the same?

LiveinjapanThere will be rain in a few areas this afternoon. NOTThere will be rain in few areas this afternoon.I hope this helps.

Yoong LiatLiveinjapan