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    Exclamation It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them

    Hello everybody,
    Would you please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?
    1)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them.
    2)It`s not me who make the mistakes it`s the others who make them.
    3)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s others who make them.
    4)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the other who make them.
    5)It`s not me who make the mistakes it`s others who make them.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them

    I'd use 1

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    Default Re: It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them

    Same here. I didn't answer before because I was sure somebody would tell you 'What would you choose?' before giving the answer.

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    Default Re: It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them

    I'd use 1 too. You would change the verb ending only if you insisted on I for the subject, when it would sound rather stuffy and formal:

    'It is not I that make mistakes, but the others who make them.'

    An advantage of this syntax is that it lets you use the verb only once:

    'It is not I but other people who make mistakes.'

    But that still sounds rather officious.

    b

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    Default Re: It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobinshid View Post
    Hello everybody,
    Would you please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?
    1)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the others who make them.
    2)It`s not me who make the mistakes it`s the others who make them.
    3)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s others who make them.
    4)It`s not me who makes the mistakes it`s the other who make them.
    5)It`s not me who make the mistakes it`s others who make them.

    Thanks in advance,
    It's (use this ' ) - see the difference: it`s (wrong) / It's (right)

    It's not me who make (no "s")

    It's not me who make the mistake it's others who make them.

    or

    It's not me that make mistakes it's others that make them.

    You can also use "It is not"(no contracted form).

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