I am in group conversation and I want say if I'm on the right track. If I'm going in this "direction", I will have a good results. Which can be the expression that resumes this thought?

"I am in right way?"

Note: My English level is medium, please tell me if the my phrases is good or bad (e.g. 2 on 1 to 10)

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    The question reads like you trying to say, "I am on the right track."
    – lurker
    Jan 6, 2016 at 1:47
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    Ok, but if I want construct a question I should say " Am I on the right track?" Am I sure? Jan 6, 2016 at 1:49
  • Nice one, mate!
    – lurker
    Jan 6, 2016 at 1:54

2 Answers 2


on the right track


1.acting or thinking in a way that is likely to result in success

Following this context, if you were on the wrong track, you would be heading toward failure.

The saying applies to any situation that ends in a:

  • Destination (walking to, driving to, following directions to)
  • Result (test/exam, sport, group effort)
  • Object/Goal (flirting, making plans, seeking employment)

In terms of usage, it is appropriate after being sidetracked:



1.cause (someone) to be distracted from an immediate or important issue

As to your level of English proficiency, I rate it a solid 4.5, which is clearly on the right track.


You could say:

Am I heading in the right direction?

This is idiomatic, meaning your activity or thought process is proceeding (heading) the way you or others want (the direction leading to a positive outcome).

  • But this expression don't should use when I will drive, for example? Jan 6, 2016 at 2:16
  • Literally yes. But this is idiomatic meaning your activity or thought process is proceeding the way you or others want (a positive outcome). Please check my edit.
    – user3169
    Jan 6, 2016 at 4:33

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