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    #1

    help me

    please explain to me the difference between "lucky" and "fortune"

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    Re: help me

    Quote Originally Posted by xuannhui View Post
    please explain to me the difference between "lucky" and "fortune"
    One is an adjective and the other a noun?

    Have you consulted a dictionary? What did you find confusing in the definitions?

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    Re: help me

    What the questioner wants to ask may be something like this:

    lucky - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    lucky
    1. having good luck [= fortunate; ≠ unlucky]
    - The children were lucky to survive the fire which destroyed their home.
    - those of us lucky enough to own our own homes
    - I'll be lucky if I get any of my money back.
    - I was tremendously lucky that I didn't die in the accident.
    - We've been very lucky with the weather.
    - Count yourself lucky you've got a husband like Jack.

    Are the word "lucky" and "fortunate" interchangeable in the examples above? What would you answer, freezeframe?
    Last edited by sunsunmoon; 10-May-2011 at 07:06.

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    Re: help me

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    What the questioner wants to ask may be something like this:

    lucky - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    lucky
    1. having good luck [= fortunate; ≠ unlucky]
    - The children were lucky to survive the fire which destroyed their home.
    - those of us lucky enough to own our own homes
    - I'll be lucky if I get any of my money back.
    - I was tremendously lucky that I didn't die in the accident.
    - We've been very lucky with the weather.
    - Count yourself lucky you've got a husband like Jack.

    Are the word "lucky" and "fortunate" interchangeable in the examples above? What would you answer, freezeframe?
    I don't know what the OP might have wanted to ask, since she/he did not elaborate. Once they do so, I'll happily contribute.

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