# Thread: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

1. ## "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

Does you can always tell luck from ability by its duration have the same meaning as luck lasts longer, please?

2. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

I think it is more logical to say 'you can always tell luck from ability by its duration, because luck doesn't last long'.

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3. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

The main statement is you can always tell luck from ability by its duration. There were four choices, but I could remember the given one: luck lasts longer.

4. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

What were the other choices?

5. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

There were over 120 exam questions; it is difficult to remember the other three choices.

6. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

Usually, it is "ability" that lasts longer. "Luck" eventually runs out.

7. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

That's why I said 'luck doesn't last long' in my post#2 above.

Not a teacher.

8. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

Then you should appreciate the agreement. Sometimes, the OP appreciates other opinions.

9. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

Does you can always tell luck from ability by its duration have the same meaning as luck lasts longer, please?

No, quite the opposite. You can tell luck from ability because ability produces good results over time. Luck, on the other hand comes and goes but never lasts long.

In a commercial setting like a casino, luck loses. The more you gamble the more you to lose. There are occasional winners but their winnings are dwarfed by the losses of the masses. That is why casinos and lotteries are a business.

10. ## Re: "... tell luck from ability by its duration"?

Originally Posted by Matthew Wai
That's why I said 'luck doesn't last long' in my post#2 above.

Not a teacher.
"Luck doesn't last long" doesn't mean the same as "Ability lasts longer".

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