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    ripley is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,
    are these senteences ok?

    1) I did a mistake
    2) I made a mistake

    3)... a bad mistake
    4)....a gross mistake
    5)....a small mistake
    6) ...a little mistake
    7)....a big mistake

    Can I also use the word "error" in 3,4,5,6,7?
    Thanks. Rip

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    Default Re: mistake

    you cant use do or did with mistake. But you can only use make or made for present and past. little is used for non countable things.however, mistakes are countable so you must use the word (few) instead of (little).

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    Default Re: mistake

    All your adjectives are fine in this context, and yes, you can use "error".

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    Default Re: mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    All your adjectives are fine in this context, and yes, you can use "error".

    how come! little mistake..isnt it countable?? an how can he say ( did a mistake???

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    Little, as in small in size, quantity or degree... ;)

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    Default Re: mistake

    You have made a little mistake by arguing the point.
    The child made a little mistake during his lesson.

    The rider made many little mistakes during his test.
    There were lots of little mistakes in the essay.

    It is a perfectly acceptable phrase.


    And no, you cannot use "do" a mistake.

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