Why is “fortunate” correct here? shouldn’t it be “fortunate enough”?

Yesterday, when we were returning from the party,(a)/ our car met with an accident,(b)/ but we were fortunate to reach our home safely.(c)/ No error (d)

The answer is (d), but according to me it should be (c). I think in such cases we usually use “fortunate enough”. Is it correct to use “fortunate”? Also can someone explain the difference between the two phases "fortunate" and "fortunate enough"?


Here’s how I’d write this sentence:

Yesterday when we were returning from the party, we almost got into an accident, but we were fortunate enough to make it home safely.

The phrase "our car encountered an accident" is strange, and without more context I can’t try and paraphrase it, but as Ronald said, cars don’t really meet with accidents.

As Kate pointed out, "fortunate enough" implies that "even though there was an accident, we made it home", whereas "fortunate" alone simply means more like "lucky", which implies that there was uncertainty.

"Fortunate enough" is used more commonly in general I’d say.

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