Grammar Patterns

the N be that

The 'danger' group

These nouns refer to the degree of probability that something has happened or will happen.
The betting is that the family will refuse him the necessary financial information.
If you live in an old house, the chances are that there is still some lead piping.
The danger is that inflation will take off again, leaving the economy in a worse state than ever.
The likelihood is that he was attacked by someone he knew.
The odds are that, by the time of the election, inflation will be above the government's target.
  • betting
  • chances
  • danger
  • likelihood
  • odds
  • probability
  • risk
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