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    #1

    I touched it by accident.

    I was texting on Skype. Suddenly my finger touched the phone icon. Is it correct to say that "sorry, I touched the phone icon by accident."?

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    #2

    Re: I touched it by accident.

    Try:

    Sorry, I accidentally touched the phone icon.



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    #3

    Re: I touched it by accident.

    There's nothing wrong with "Sorry, I touched the phone icon by accident".

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    #4

    Re: I touched it by accident.

    "By accident" is correct. Some of the young kids today say "on accident" (to parallel with "on purpose") but I cringe at that.

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