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Opportunity vs. occasion. #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 20, 2008 0:45 am   Opportunity vs. occasion.
 

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ESL/EFL Test #207 "What Comes Next? (1)", question 10

All I ask is that you ..........

(a) give me just one last chance
(b) give me just one last occasion
(c) give me just one last time
(d) give me just one last series

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #207 "What Comes Next? (1)", answer 10

All I ask is that you give me just one last chance.

Correct answer: (a) give me just one last chance

Your answer was: incorrect
All I ask is that you give me just one last occasion.
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Why don't we use "occasion" here?

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Opportunity vs. occasion. #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:51 am   Opportunity vs. occasion.
 

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The meaning is 'opportunity' (= chance). 'Occasion' has the wrong meaning.
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Opportunity vs. occasion. #3 (permalink) Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:41 am   Opportunity vs. occasion.
 

An opportunity is something similar to a chance. You can give another person a chance or an opportunity.
An occasion is a situation or circumstance that just happens. You can't give another person an occasion.

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