I would like to say a project is going well but am not sure whether I should use plural for track(s)
Which is best?

We are on tracks vs we are on track?

  • Have you done any research? Sep 2 '14 at 16:40
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*on track
on schedule; progressing as planned.
-- The Free Dictionary

"On tracks" redirects to on "track" - it isn't the phrase.

This is because "track" has 2 meanings - as in rails for a train, and also "A course of action". That isn't plural.


"Track" as a noun also means path or "way", as in "I'm standing on the track the deer use to get to the water". When I hear "on track" I think of a project as not having deviated from its planned progress. "On tracks" just doesn't make sense.

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