"Υπάρχουν πολλές πιθανότητες."

Translation:There are many possibilities.

September 24, 2016

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomvince

"there are a lot of possibilities" considered wrong ? In English the correct form should be "a lot of" in positive sentences and "much" or "many" in questions and negative sentences.

September 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 44

Sorry, it most definitely should have been included. Many thanks it's been added.

September 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kags

Interesting, I've never heard that before. I'm sure "many" is equally acceptable in positive as negative sentences. "A lot" sounds rather more "slangy" to me.

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MX.Flamouria

There are lots of possibilities?

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 44

Yes, it has been added. thank you

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MX.Flamouria

Ευχαριστώ πολύ!

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frances900805

There are several possibilities has been marked incorrect?,,. Please explain...

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 44

We simply didn't have "several" as a choice but now that you reminded us we've added it. Thank you.

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickLion1

Why ''there are many probabilities'' is not correct??

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 44

Yes, thank you it has been added.

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spdl79
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  • 1051

"many possibilities exist" is currently marked as incorrect, general strengthening on web.

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimitra956826

Is this structure commonly used in English? If so, then we will accept it as an alternative. ^.^

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spdl79
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  • 1051

I'd say so, although I'm sure you could find some US English speakers that would disagree with me ;-) I think this structure would be more frequent when coupled with an additional adjective - eg something like "many alternative possibilities exist" - but I think it's reasonably common, yes.

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kags

It sounds entirely reasonable to me: e.g. "What are you going to do about all this?" "Many possibilities exist, but I think on balance ... "

July 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimitra956826

It's been added. Thank you. ^.^

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spdl79
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  • 1051

Thank you!

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kileli

Can "There exist many possibilities" also be added?

April 27, 2018
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