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  1. Banned
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    Power One's Way

    Need some guidance on the " [verb] one's way " structure:

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    "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"

    to :

    "powered his way forward for two yards"

    be better?

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    Re: Power One's Way

    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.

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