a distinct possibility for/of The Stock Exchange ...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bompart, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. bompart Senior Member

    Hello,

    Could you help me fill in the following sentence in the proper way:

    There is distinct possibility....the Stock Exchange...
    a) of/crashing
    b) for/to crash

    For me B is the right answer but I 'm not quite sure and I don't know how to explain it...
     
  2. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hello, bompart. :)

    I agree disagree with you. I don't know how to explain it in grammatical terms, but my AE ear is accustomed to hearing "distinct possibility of" as a set phrase.

    EDIT: I don't agree. I disagree, as I proceed to explain. Sorry for my confusing post. :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  3. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    For me A is the right answer, so I disagree with you, bombpart.
     
  4. bompart Senior Member

    Thank you Nunty and Beryl.
    I will wait for further answers with extensive grammatical justifications if possible.
     
  5. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    To be clear, my post above, which I have now edited, disagrees with you, bompart. I agree with Beryl.
     

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