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    I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    If a person wants to say that they do not want to take any headache or face any problem because of the mistakes of someone else then what do they say? "I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes" or "I cannot take hitch because of someone else's mistakes" . I heard someone say it years ago. I do not know whether it is correct or not because that person wasn't a native speaker.

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    I haven't heard it either.

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    I wonder if what you heard was "take a hit" instead.

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I wonder if what you heard was "take a hit" instead.
    So, is it correct to say "I cannot take a hit because of your mistakes" or "I cannot take a hit because for your mistakes"?

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Or something like "I'm not going to hitch myself to you."

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, is it correct to say "I cannot take a hit because of your mistakes" or "I cannot take a hit because for your mistakes"?
    Because for is not possible unless there's a comma between them. For example: I can't answer this because, for the hundredth time, I just don't know!
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Because for is not possible unless there's a comma between them. For example: I can't answer this because, for the hundredth time, I just don't know!

    I cannot take a hit because, for your mistakes. Is it still incorrect?

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Yes, it's still incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, it's still incorrect.
    Yes this is what I was thinking. Something should be added after "for your mistake". I cannot take a hit because, for your mistakes that are inevitable. Is it correct?

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    Re: I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes this is what I was thinking. Something should be added after "for your mistake". I cannot take a hit because, for your mistakes that are inevitable. Is it correct?
    No. For can only follow because in a specific case which you should not worry about. Write because of​ something.
    I am not a teacher.

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