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Error vs. mistake #1 (permalink) Sat Apr 01, 2006 14:15 pm   Error vs. mistake
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #72 "Synonyms for mistake and error", question 4

The engineer was quick to point out the technical ..........

(a) faults
(b) slips
(c) errors
(d) blunders

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #72 "Synonyms for mistake and error", answer 4

The engineer was quick to point out the technical errors.

Correct answer: (c) errors

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what is the difference between error and mistake?
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Error vs. mistake #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 02, 2006 0:58 am   Error vs. mistake
 

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Where they mean a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention, there is no difference in meaning; error is perhaps more formal.
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