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    commit an error

    is the word "error" very formal in English? or do people use it casually?
    what's the difference between "to commit and error" and "to make a mistake", please?
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    Re: commit an error

    Error--An inadvertent mistake.

    Mistake-An action due to bad judgment;ignorance.

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    Re: commit an error

    I think you use the word 'commit' for serious matters like 'commit a crime'.
    Otherwise you normally say 'make an error' or 'make a mistake'.

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    Re: commit an error

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I think you use the word 'commit' for serious matters like 'commit a crime'.
    Otherwise you normally say 'make an error' or 'make a mistake'.

    not a teacher
    I think it is 'to commit an error'.(Initial thread).


    'To err' would be correct.

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    Last edited by rj1948; 01-Jul-2008 at 08:26.

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