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    misstep

    Which would you say?

    I've taken a lot of missteps in my life.

    I've made a lot of missteps in my life.

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    Re: misstep

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Which would you say?

    I've taken a lot of missteps in my life.

    I've made a lot of missteps in my life.

    Thanks.
    I wouldn't use either, if I understand your meaning correctly. I would say "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life".

    While a "misstep" does mean an error or a blunder, it's rarely used in place of error or mistake.

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    Re: misstep

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't use either, if I understand your meaning correctly. I would say "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life".

    While a "misstep" does mean an error or a blunder, it's rarely used in place of error or mistake.
    So, then, if I said something like ; "All my life long, every steps I've taken were all wrong" , would it be what Jasmin165 meant to say (apart from lots and all) and be correct as well ?

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    #4

    Re: misstep

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    So, then, if I said something like ; "All my life long, every steps I've taken were all wrong" , would it be what Jasmin165 meant to say (apart from lots and all) and be correct as well ?
    Perhaps:
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    All my life long, every step I've taken was wrong.
    (That could hardly be true.)

    There is an old English saying:
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    There is many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip.

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    Re: misstep

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Perhaps:
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    All my life long, every step I've taken was wrong.
    (That could hardly be true.)

    There is an old English saying:
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    There is many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip.
    Would it be correct to say the following?

    "All my life, every step I've taken has been wrong."

    Thanks.

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    #6

    Re: misstep

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would it be correct to say the following?

    "All my life, every step I've taken has been wrong."

    Thanks.
    Yes, or:
    "Every step I've taken in life has turned out to be the wrong one."
    or "I'm a complete screw-up."

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