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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    I had luck

    Hello.

    How can I say "I had luck" in natural English? I guess my phrase "I had luck" isn't natural and probably it sounds odd.

    I have several versions:

    1. It was a lucky break. (My dictionary).
    2. It was good luck.
    3. I lucked out.
    4. I've clicked (it seems strange for me, but my dictionary says this sentence: at last I've clicked for a good job in the right city)
    5. I was lucky.

    Are my sentences good and natural English? If they're not, can you show me good phrases?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I had luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    How can I say "I had luck" in natural English? I guess my phrase "I had luck" isn't natural and probably it sounds odd.

    I have several versions:

    1. It was a lucky break. (My dictionary).
    2. It was good luck.
    3. I lucked out.
    4. I've clicked (it seems strange for me, but my dictionary says this sentence: at last I've clicked for a good job in the right city)
    5. I was lucky.

    Are my sentences good and natural English? If they're not, can you show me good phrases?

    Thanks.
    Only 3 and 5 directly relate to your phrase "I had luck". 1 and 2 could mean that but could also mean other things, such as luck in general or luck for someone else. I don't think "clicked" means "had luck".

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    #3

    Re: I had luck

    "I got lucky" can be used to explain a bit of good fortune.

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