I cannot take hitch because of your mistakes

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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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I haven't heard it either.
 

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

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

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So, is it correct to say "I cannot take a hit because of your mistakes":tick: or "I cannot take a hit because for your mistakes":cross:?
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!
 

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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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Yes, it's still incorrect.
 

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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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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.
 

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No. For can only follow because in a specific case which you should not worry about. Write because of​ something.
I wrote this example: I can't answer this because, for the hundredth time, I just don't know! In that situation "for the hundredth time" is a parenthetical expression offset by commas. That means you'd still have a proper sentence if you removed the part between commas (and the commas): I can't answer this because I just don't know!

You can read about parenthetical expressions here. You have to be able to understand them in your reading, but you don't have to be able to write one at this stage of your studies.
 

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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?

Actually, it's probably worse. What you haven't added is the key part: the second comma.
 

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Actually, it's probably worse. What you haven't added is the key part: the second comma.


I cannot take a hit because, for your mistakes, that are inevitable.
 

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No. Re-read post #12. It clearly states that, in this context, you need to use "because of". Forget the word "for" completely for this thread.
 

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Use "because of".
 

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I'll chime in. I wish I hadn't written post #13. Tufguy, just don't use the word "for" after because​.
 

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I'll chime in. I wish I hadn't written post #13. Tufguy, just don't use the word "for" after because​.

Okay, no problem. You were just trying to help.
 
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