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    Smile Take the cake and consider it a gift for luck.

    Take the cake and consider it a gift for luck.
    Take the cake and consider it a gift of luck.



    Both of the above sound equally good to me, but I suspect there are marginal differences in meaning between them. Could you write them down for me? Thanks.


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    Re: Take the cake and consider it a gift for luck.

    The first one says it is intended to bring luck; the second one says that it a matter of luck that you got a cake.

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    Smile Re: Take the cake and consider it a gift for luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The first one says it is intended to bring luck; the second one says that it a matter of luck that you got a cake.
    Thanks, Anglika, for the helpful reply.
    Got it.

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