05/07/16 What’s the Difference between ‘OPPORTUNITY’ & ‘POSSIBILITY’?


We often say that somebody has the opportunity to do/ of doing something.
I have the opportunity to go to Denmark next year. (= I can go…)

Possibility is not often used in this structure. We more often say that there is a possibility of something happening.
There is a possibility of my going to Denmark next year. (= I may go…) (NOT I have the possibility to go to Denmark…)