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    Default Maybe nothing went well

    "Maybe nothing went well, but nothing made me swerve from my way."

    Could you please check the sentence?

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    "Maybe nothing went well, but nothing made me swerve from my way."

    Could you please check the sentence?
    What is it supposed to mean?

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Do you mean something like "Even though things didn't exactly go according to plan, nothing made me veer from my path".

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you mean something like "Even though things didn't exactly go according to plan, nothing made me veer from my path".
    Right

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    So, mine doesn't make sense?

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    "Maybe nothing went well, but nothing made me swerve from my way."

    Could you please check the sentence?
    I worked out what it meant, but "swerve from my way" wasn't particularly natural. It makes sense if you're talking about a physical journey. If you're walking along a road and something makes you swerve from the path, you might say it, although usually we only use "way" in that context is to say "I'm on the way" (my journey has started but not yet finished).

    I assumed you meant that you were talking about a journey through life and we usually refer to that as a path. We don't normally say "to swerve" in that context.

    When you said "Maybe nothing went well", I wasn't sure if you meant that absolutely everything went wrong.

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    The owner of the saying thinks that maybe everything didn't go as he expected ( I mean he had many difficulties), but he thinks that this situation couldn't stop him achieving his success

    Can't I just say?

    "Maybe nothing went well, but nothing made me veer from my path"

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The owner of the saying thinks that maybe everything didn't go as he expected ( I mean he had many difficulties), but he thinks that this situation couldn't stop him achieving his success

    Can't I just say?

    "Maybe nothing went well, but nothing made me veer from my path"
    That is the same sentence you posted in the first place. You asked for our opinion. I have given you mine. You can say anything you want, of course.

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    Default Re: Maybe nothing went well

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That is the same sentence you posted in the first place. You asked for our opinion. I have given you mine. You can say anything you want, of course.
    I want to know if it makes sense

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