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Need some guidance on the " [verb] one's way " structure:
( usatoday.com/sports/nfl/game/recap/l.nfl.com-2013-e.4190/ )
"Facing a 4th-and-1 from the Tampa Bay 28, Tolbert powered his way for two yards, getting the first down with his second effort."
According to non-American-football usage, "power one's way" should be followed by some directional adverb (in, out, forward) or directional prepositional phrase.
Would changing the original example from:
"powered his way for two yards"
"powered his way forward for two yards"
There isn't a heck of a lot of point to powering your way backwards and you sure won't pick up the first down that way.
And yes, I know this is the clone of the user we ban over and over, but I can't resist a post on football.
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.