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    #1

    distracted

    Which are correct:

    1-A distracted mistake
    2-A distraction mistake
    3-An absent-minded mistake
    MEANING: A mistake due to distraction/absent-mindedness

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    #2

    Re: distracted

    None of those is correct.

    A person is absent-minded, not a mistake.

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    #3

    Re: distracted

    I would use for the occasion the connotations “careless mistake” or “slip mistake”



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    #4

    Re: distracted

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I would use for the occasion the connotations “careless mistake” or “slip mistake”
    V.
    A careless mistake is not necessarily caused by absent-mindedness or a distraction.

    A slip mistake is not an expression a native speaker would use.

    Rover

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