Are the following sentences acceptable?
“Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” This sentence describes his success well, and it worth our contemplation.
Last edited by Ashiuhto; 07-Mar-2012 at 01:52. Reason: typo
Last edited by Tullia; 07-Mar-2012 at 16:36. Reason: Spotted a typo of my own!
As is very often the case, TheParser is right! I'm one of the teachers who would tell you not to worry too much. In my opinion, your sentence is an acceptable contraction of a perfectly grammatical sentence along the lines of:
“Luck is [the name for a situation] when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”
and in that sentence, "the name" would be the noun required, but in general spoken English we don't bother expanding the sentence fully.