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    Mistake and Fault

    Hi. Please help me with this. It really confused me.
    Which sentences are correct?

    1.I made a mistake
    2.It was my mistake
    3.It was my fault

    And is "fault" always related to "technical fault" ? Can a person has a "fault"?
    For example: There's a fault in the system

    I hope to hear from you soon

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    Re: Mistake and Fault

    Quote Originally Posted by ngoc_lan View Post
    Hi. Please help me with this. It really confused me.
    Which sentences are correct?

    1.I made a mistake
    2.It was my mistake
    3.It was my fault

    And is "fault" always related to "technical fault" ? Can a person has a "fault"?
    For example: There's a fault in the system

    I hope to hear from you soon
    If you put full stops at the end, all three are correct. A person can be "at fault".

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    Re: Mistake and Fault

    People can have faults - this usually refers to something negative about their personality.

    My mother has only one fault - she is incredibly naive.
    The woman I work with on Tuesdays has so many faults - she is rude, patronising, stupid and she never listens.

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    Re: Mistake and Fault

    Thanks a lot

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