I did whatever I could according to my skills.

Is the above sentence correct when said to somebody? If not how do you express the same thing to someone ?

  • In short: I did my best.
    – Schwale
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 12:30

1 Answer 1


Your sentence is a little bit of a mouthful.

I would recommend these more idiomatic expressions instead:

I did my best.

I did the best I could.

I did whatever I could.

I did anything I could.

These expressions mean that you put the best effort you were capable of in attempting to do something, even though it may or may not end up as a failure.

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