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"I knew I was going to slip up on this question. It was a most difficult one."
If I made a mistake, I would slip up on something? Does it always take the preposition "up"? Can I say slip on something?
Last edited by ostap77; 11-Mar-2011 at 09:42.
So it's slip up on something or make a slip on something?
You can "slip up", "slip up on something", "slip up somewhere" or simply "make a slip". They are mostly interchangeable.
"I knew I would slip up on something, and it turned out to be the algebra question".
"I knew I would slip up somewhere, and sure enough I didn't leave time for the last page".
"I knew I would slip up/make a slip, and sure enough I got question two wrong".
And of course one can "make a slip of the tongue", a mistake of some sort (often revealing or embarrassing) while speaking.
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