take the wrong way [road]

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Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, everyone

Let's say I am on a road and I take the wrong exit, for example, but immediately I find my way around again. Would it be possible to say "I took the wrong way"? Or would it sound odd?

Thank you
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    It's the same in AE. I "took" the wrong turn, the wrong exit, the wrong road, the wrong path (but not the wrong way).

    But I "went" the wrong way. And I found my way back, or I found my way again (as you said in #1).

    Certainly "took the wrong way" is clear and easily understood. Just a little odd.
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