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    #1

    Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    1) He started finding faults with me.

    2) Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    3) I don't see any fault with myself.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) He started finding faults with me.

    2) Before finding faults with others, you should find faults with take a look at yourself.

    3) I don't see any faults with myself.

    Please check my sentences.
    #3 sounds strange and arrogant.

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    #3

    Re: Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    "To find fault with" is a set phrase and doesn't require a plural noun (in BrE).

    1. He started finding fault with me.
    2. Before finding fault with others, you should look at yourself.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "To find fault with" is a set phrase and doesn't require a plural noun (in BrE).
    I don't understand this. Could you please elaborate?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 31-May-2017 at 07:18. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    #5

    Re: Before finding faults with others you should find faults with yourself.

    You don't need to use "faults" in "to find fault with". Use singular "fault" instead.

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