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    #1

    off track

    Hi

    His life has been off track for a while.

    Does it mean his life is going in the wrong direction?

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    Re: off track

    Perhaps not in the wrong direction, but not exactly in the right direction. Not moving efficiently in the right direction, at least! So it doesn't mean he's entered a life of despair and horrors, but he's not making progress on his goals or what he wants from life.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: off track

    Think of a race track. A car that's not on it (but on the grass beside it) will still make progress, but being on it is better.

    b

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