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    Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    I sometime write something in English that might intervene it some slight mistakes. Is it correct to say that in English.

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    Re: Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    No, "intervene" is not the right word. " ... that might include a few mistakes."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    I sometime write something in English that might intervene it some slight mistakes. Is it correct to say that in English.
    No.

    I think you mean:
    Sometimes when I write something in English, I make some mistakes.
    Mistakes can sometimes occur when I write something in English.

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    Re: Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    Thank you Mr. 5jj for your beneficial reply. I just wanted to say that
    Sometimes, I write something in English that might be intervened with slight mistakes.
    Is it correct to say this in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No.

    I think you mean:
    Sometimes when I write something in English, I make some mistakes.
    Mistakes can sometimes occur when I write something in English.

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    Re: Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    No. As Barb has already said, 'intervene' is not the right word.

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    Re: Might intervene it some slight mistakes

    How about:

    Mistakes sometimes creep in when I'm writing English.

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