get lost <no matter> what

Disturbance

Senior Member
Spanish-Uruguay
Topic: Is there any mistake in this phrase with "no matter"?
Added by Cagey, moderator.

" You will get lost no matter what path you take".
and isn't it better to say that you will be lost instead of get lost?
 
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  • Juhasz

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Do you think there's a problem? I don't really see one, except that I'd prefer "no matter which path" to "no matter what path," but the latter (your original) is common enough.

    Both be lost and get lost are correct, but mean different things. If taking either path will cause you to become lost, you will get lost on either path. If You were already lost before you came to the paths and taking either path will not make you un-lost, you will be lost on either path.
     
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