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    #1

    to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Hi there :)

    Could you tell me whether the sentence is correct?

    It’s she who forced me to escape to breakneck pursuit of fate.
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    #2

    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    In what context did you encounter that problematical sentence?

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    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Two guys are talking about the fight in one hamlet:
    - Why do you involve peasants in your affairs?
    - Me? It’s she who forced me to escape to breakneck pursuit of fate.
    - But why here?...

    'She' is the girl he's fighting with. She was chasing him for several years, they want to fight finally in that hamlet.

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    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    Two guys are talking about the fight in one hamlet:
    - Why do you involve peasants in your affairs?
    - Me? It’s she who forced me to escape to breakneck pursuit of fate.
    - But why here?...

    'She' is the girl he's fighting with. She was chasing him for several years, they want to fight finally in that hamlet.
    What is the source of this material?

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    #5

    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Hmmm... Me :) The rest is just approximately, it's not original. I just want to know whether
    forced me to escape to breakneck pursuit of fate.
    Is correct. Please.

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    #6

    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    Hmmm... Me :) The rest is just approximately, it's not original. I just want to know whether

    Is correct. Please.
    No. A pursuit can be breakneck, but only if it's very fast; and there's nothing in your context to suggest this one is. (Perhaps you believe, mistakenly, that 'breakneck' is just a fancy word for 'dangerous'.)

    And I've no idea why anyone would pursue fate, or why anyone should 'escape' to a pursuit.

    So generally I'm afraid it doesn't make much sense.

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    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    But it is fast :) 'breakneck' is a good word, but I'm not sure of the structure of the sentence.

    Forced me to the escape, a breakneck pursuit with fate.
    OK. Maybe now it's better?

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    #8

    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    OK. Maybe now it's better?
    Not really, no.

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    #9

    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    You're right. I have to translate one Polish dialogue into English but it doesn't really make much sense even in my language... I'm going to ignore this. Or maybe to think of something totally different? Hmmm...

    It's she who put me to flight.
    It's clear now :] Or maybe I should use present perfect? Because it happened in the past and since that time he's been ruining away? On the other hand, he's deciding to stop this during the talk... I don't know...

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    Re: to escape to breakneck pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    You're right. I have to translate one Polish dialogue into English but it doesn't really make much sense even in my language... I'm going to ignore this. Or maybe to think of something totally different? Hmmm...



    It's clear now :] Or maybe I should use present perfect? Because it happened in the past and since that time he's been ruining away? On the other hand, he's deciding to stop this during the talk... I don't know...
    "It's she who put me to flight." This is fine.

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