messed up or screwed it up
what exactly do the sentences below mean ? any difference?
1 I messed up .
2 I screwed it up
I appreciate it
Re: messed up or screwed it up
They are about the same.
Originally Posted by billy
I messed up.
I screwed up.
Both mean "I made an error", "I did a bad thing".
I messed it up.
I screwed it up.
Both mean that the error was made in doing whatever "it" was.
I'd say that screwing things up is worse than messing things up. Messes can be sorted, sometimes, but when something's screwed, it's ruined.
By zeppy in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 18-Dec-2003, 13:11
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