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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    to induce

    He induced me to a mistake
    He induced me to make a mistake.
    Are these sentences correct? Is there a more natural way to convey the same idea?

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    Re: to induce

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    He induced me to a mistake
    He induced me to make a mistake.
    Are these sentences correct? Is there a more natural way to convey the same idea?
    The first sounds strange without the verb.
    "He caused me to make a mistake" is more common. 'Induce' is a word that most people wouldn't use much in speech. If you do use it, use it in the form of your second sentence.
    "Nothing would induce me to do that!"

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