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    optimistic pessimist is offline Senior Member
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    get lost / lose one's way

    Dear all,

    Between the two sentences below, which one do you normalluy say?

    1. I got lost in London when I went there for the first time.
    2. I lost my way in London when I went there for the first time.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: get lost / lose one's way

    Like most people these days, I say 'I got lost'.

    The historical comparison usage is interesting: click here and bookmark the site for future reference.

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