Common Mistakes : Fault

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Fault

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.BAD: I apologize for our fault and will send you a full refund
.GOOD: I apologize for our mistake and will send you a full refund

.BAD: If you have time, could you correct the faults in this letter for me
.GOOD: If you have time, could you correct the mistakes in this letter for me

: Use fault in connection with machines, electrical equipment, and someone’s character
.It sounds like there’s a fault in one of the loudspeakers
.The secret of a successful relationship is to accept each other’s faults

: In connection with spellings, essays, calculations, decisions, etc, use mistake
.There are always a lot of mistakes in Ivan’s work
.We all make mistakes

.BAD: Since we have the fault, we will not charge you for the dress
.GOOD: Since it is our fault, we will not charge you for the dress
.GOOD: Since we are to blame, we will not charge you for the dress

: If you are responsible for something bad that has happened, it is your fault or you are to blame
.It’s not my fault that the car ran out of petrol
.The inquiry will try to establish who is to blame for the disaster

 

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