How can I indicate the levels of possibility with the word "chance"?

All I know is that I can say "There's much of a chance I'm going to marry her" when possibility is high.

How about these sentences?

  1. There's a lot of chance a chance ~

  2. There's low chance ~

  3. There's high chance ~

I just want to know as many common expressions with the word "Chance" as possible

  • I'm afraid you would not want to say, "There's much of a chance", because this would be unidiomatic: the phrase is used in negative statements like "I don't think there's much of a chance..." or "There's not much of a chance that she could have a child and not miss school." Jan 18, 2016 at 8:44
  • @CopperKettle Oh~ yes!. actually the original sentence is "I figured I didn't have much of a chance". Do we usually say "much of a Noun" in a negative sentence?
    – jihoon
    Jan 18, 2016 at 8:46
  • I'm not sure, but I suspect it might be one of the so-called negative polarity items Jan 18, 2016 at 8:47
  • @jihoon One could use not much of a noun to specify a diminutive of the noun with a probable negative connotation. He's not much of an athlete. That's not much of a car.
    – Peter
    Jan 18, 2016 at 9:07

1 Answer 1


Some descriptive adjectives for chance (from high to low, with some possible overlap)

incredible chance
huge chance
big chance
high chance
better chance
even chance
moderate chance
low chance
not so good chance
slight chance
no chance

One can use many different adjectives describing size or height as a modifier for chance. Much of the time, a native would use an adj+chance(s) construction, however some modifiers would sound more native as an adjective phrase.

There is a slight chance for rain.
The chances for a good weekend are not so good.
You have no chance to win the lottery.
This is your big chance!

  • Can I use 'slim' or 'thin'?
    – Michael
    Nov 9, 2022 at 4:33

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