Which one sounds more natural to a native speaker?


So, no chance to do it?

I think there maybe is


So no way you can do it?

I probably can

Or is there a better phrase that a native speaker would use?

There has to be negation in the question. It can't be like "Can you do this?".

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    Could you please add some more context? Are you asking someone to do something that they say can’t be done? Are you and someone else contemplating doing something together?
    – Jim
    Aug 6, 2016 at 19:15
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    So, no chance of doing it? I think maybe there is. Aug 7, 2016 at 8:09

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Maybe this as an improvement to the first sentence? "So, no chance of you doing it? - I think there maybe is"

I do think the latter option is more natural for a speaker though.


I'd go with "Any chance you can do this?"

  • You're generally asked to provide an explanation with your answer in order to provide high quality answers. - From Review
    – Em.
    Aug 9, 2016 at 14:01
  • And note that OP asks specifically that there be a negation. Aug 9, 2016 at 14:34

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