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  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
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    'Unintentional crime'?

    Hi,

    Would 'unintentional crime' be an accepted collocation form?

    How about 'motiveless'?

    And, can I use 'wilful' when it's supposed to mean the opposite?

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    Re: 'Unintentional crime'?

    A crime with no motive is not the same as a crime that's committed unintentionally.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Unintentional crime'?

    A motive is a reason. One may intentionally commit a crime for no reason. Then it is an intentional but motiveless crime. Am I right or wrong?
    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: 'Unintentional crime'?

    You're right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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