Common Mistakes : Guilty

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Guilty

adjective

.BAD: The jury charged the defendant guilty
.GOOD: The jury found the defendant guilty

.BAD: He was tried and judged guilty of murder
.GOOD: He was tried and found guilty of murder

: find sb guilty/innocent
.Despite the flimsy evidence, the jury found her guilty
.’The accused was found guilty and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment

.BAD: They feel guilty of neglecting their duty
.GOOD: They feel guilty about neglecting their duty

.BAD: A lot of women feel guilty to leave their children alone or with another person
GOOD: A lot of women feel guilty about leaving their children alone or with another person

: be guilty of a crime or doing something wrong
.The jury found the defendant guilty of murder
.He was guilty of driving without a licence or insurance

: feel guilty about (doing) sth = ashamed
.I still feel guilty about not visiting her while she was in hospital

 

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