the luckiest thing for you

Discussion in 'English Only' started by azz, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. azz Senior Member

    armenian
    Can one say
    a. You had a lot of lucky breaks in this tournament. But the luckiest thing for you was that Tom injured his elbow.
    b. You had a lot of lucky breaks in this tournament. But you were luckiest when Tom injured his elbow.
    c. You had a lot of lucky breaks in this tournament. But where you were luckiest was when Tom injured his elbow.
    d. You had a lot of lucky breaks in this tournament. But where you were luckiest was that Tom injured his elbow.
    e. You had a lot of lucky breaks in this tournament. But where you were luckiest was in that Tom injured his elbow.

    ?

    The sentences are mine.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I'm afraid they all sound strange to some degree. I'd say that a) is the best and that it's probably OK. None of the others is OK in my opinion, though.
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    I do not see a reason for starting a new sentence with "but": "but" is usually a coordinating conjunction.
    The only one I really do not like is (e)
     

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