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"I have the fault"
Is there any saying like this in English?
I mean "something because of me", "it happened because of me", " the reason was me" something like that.
I found: "I am at fault", "Fault in me"
If you want to write it in a more formal context:
I definitely admit that I am directly to blame for the appalling situation in which I have put you in.
I definitely admit that I am totally responsible for the appalling situation in which I have put you in.
These are just examples!
Thanks, I am looking for poetical way.
It's not uncommon*, in the UK at least, to meet the expression 'mea culpa' (Latin for 'by my fault') - quoted from the Confiteor (a prayer that starts 'I confess...'). I fact, I think these words have been used in published poems; Latin words (often from prayers) are often associated with poems (even by atheists) - take, for example, Oscar Wilde's De Profundis, or Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et decorum est'.
The words, though they mean 'by my fault', have acquired the status of a noun in some case, meaning 'an admission of blame' - as in 'I'm not impressed by all his Mea Culpas; he's not sorry really.'
PS * ... but much less common than the two that fivejedjon mentioned
Last edited by BobK; 19-Nov-2010 at 15:58. Reason: Added PS
You also suggest "I am at fault" ?
I'm to blame for all the students wearing bow ties. I wore one last year, and they have apparently followed my example.
At fault would be inappropriate here - unless the wearing of bow ties was against school regulations and I encouraged the students to wear them.
Last edited by 5jj; 19-Nov-2010 at 16:32.
If you want to be poetic, you could say something like "I must bear the burden of the blame."
The fault is mine would be probably be okay too.
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.