I am writing for a contest:

having a Master degree will give my chances their best to find employment after graduation.

I am especially asking about the word their.

  • What is their supposed to refer to? I don't understand.
    – user230
    Jan 18 '14 at 20:55
  • "will give my chances their best" sounds odd to me. Jan 18 '14 at 21:15
  • @DamkerngT. what could it be replaced by please? Jan 18 '14 at 21:25
  • Having a Master's degree will give me a better chance at finding employment...
    – Jim
    Jan 18 '14 at 21:27
  • 1
    @Jim please write an answer to accept it. also, i asked another question, please check it Jan 18 '14 at 21:29

If I look at the following sentence I see several ways to fill in the blank. Note the change to an uppercase H and from Master degree to master's degree.

Having a master's degree will _________ to find employment after graduation.

Some options that use chances or chance:

  • improve my chances
  • give me the best chance
  • better my chances

You asked about the usage of their when referencing the chances. I could see using:

My chances were at their best when I stopped speaking.

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