Have only one chance

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Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I asked a student an English question. I told her I would give her a prize if she solved it. I also said:

You have only one chance.

I wonder if the bold is natural.
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    That works for me. You can also say, 'You only have one go' or 'You only have one try'.
     

    You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    I prefer nat's 'one go' but I would probably say, You can only have one go at it. (If you don't get it right the first time round, there's no prize).
     
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