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    It seems that I was wrong (Mistaken)

    Is it correct to say the following in that way:

    It seems that I was wrong (Mistaken) when I thought that someone can help me out in regards to my question. It's a good thing that everyone help others who need to be helped.

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    Re: It seems that I was wrong (Mistaken)

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    You can use either 'wrong' or 'mistaken' here.

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    Re: It seems that I was wrong (Mistaken)

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    Is it correct to say the following in that this way:

    It seems that I was wrong (mistaken) when I thought to think that someone can could help me out in regards to with my question. It's a good thing that everyone other people help others who need to be helped.
    See above. I changed "everyone" to "other people" because I couldn't reconcile your statement that you were wrong to think that someone would help you with your second statement that everyone helps. If everyone helps, then you wouldn't have been mistaken.

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    Re: It seems that I was wrong (Mistaken)

    I agree with SlickVic that it would be better to use just one rather than both wrong and mistaken.

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