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    GeneD is offline Senior Member
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    There must have been some/a mistake.

    There must have been some mistake.
    There must have been a mistake.


    Is there any difference in meaning between the two sentences?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    J&K Tutoring Guest

    Re: There must have been some/a mistake.

    Your post has been up for quite some time with no affirmative response. I suggest you take that as meaning there is either:

    a. No meaningful difference. OR
    b. The difference is difficult to define.

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    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
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    Re: There must have been some/a mistake.

    In BrE, we tend to use "some mistake" only in the present tense.

    There must be some mistake - I can't see my name on the invitation list for my friend's wedding.
    I didn't win the "Best Actor" award this year. There must be some mistake!

    Effectively, it means the same as "I think a mistake must have been made".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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