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    #1

    oversight

    The numbers was for nine months by oversight.

    The numbers was for nine months due to oversight.


    Are both the above setences correct?

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    #2

    Re: oversight

    No. I don't know what they are supposed to mean.

    For a start, it should be 'The numbers were...'

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    #3

    Re: oversight

    I want to write that numbers were for nine months instead of twelve months by mistake.

    I want to ask that can I use oversight instead of mistake.

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    #4

    Re: oversight

    How is 'an oversight' an improvement on 'a mistake'?
    How about, "Due to incompetence, I've given you the numbers for nine months, rather than the full twelve months."?

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    #5

    Re: oversight

    I would use "mistake". "Incompetence" is a bit harsh.

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