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Hello everybody, please i have a question concerning errors . could you plssibly tell me what is the difference between error, mistake , and fault . How can a teacher deal with these errors thank you in advance .
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AmatoolahHello everybody, please i have a question concerning errors . could you plssibly tell me what is the difference between error, mistake , and fault . How can a teacher deal with these errors thank you in advance .
For me, 'error' and 'mistake' are interchangeable. 'Fault' is slightly different, usually used to assign blame. [It is my fault that the bread didn't rise. My error/mistake was in leaving out the yeast.]
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Hello everybody, please i have a question concerning errors . could you plssibly tell me what is the difference between error, mistake , and fault . How can a teacher deal with these errors thank you in advance .

For me, 'error' and 'mistake' are interchangeable. 'Fault' is slightly different, usually used to assign blame. [It is my fault that the bread didn't rise. My error/mistake was in leaving out the yeast.]
There is a distinction between error and mistake in linguistics. Simply said: A mistake i.e. a slip of the tongue can be self-corrected and an error cannot. An error is systematic i.e. likely to occur repeatedly and not recognized (known) by the learner.
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One can find data reporting errors in a computer system, but they are not considered "mistakes".

But if I've married a guy in a rush and then regret it, I can say, "This is the biggest mistake of my life!" Emotion: wink

Note also: error in judgement (not "mistake in judgement")
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My2senseThere is a distinction between error and mistake in linguistics. Simply said: A mistake i.e. a slip of the tongue can be self-corrected and an error cannot. An error is systematic i.e. likely to occur repeatedly and not recognized (known) by the learner.

put another way, if you subscribe to the competence-performance dichotomy, an error pertains to a person's linguistic competence, a mistake to their linguistic performance. not that all linguists consistently observe the distinction or that it's always useful, but just that it's there, with some time under its belt, should you feel it would prove useful in explaining something. search term: 'error analysis'.

sam, wishing all a very merry christmas
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Hello everybody, please i have a question concerning errors . could you plssibly tell me what is the difference between error, mistake , and fault . How can a teacher deal with these errors thank you in advance .

For me, 'error' and 'mistake' are interchangeable. 'Fault' is slightly different, usually used to assign blame. [It is my fault that the bread didn't rise. My error/mistake was in leaving out the yeast.]
There is a distinction between error and mistake in linguistics. Simply said: A mistake i.e. a slip of the tongue can be self-corrected and an error cannot. An error is systematic i.e. likely to occur repeatedly and not recognized (known) by the learner.
I think of the beautiful Elizabethan language in the prayer "we have erred and strayed like lost sheep": does this mean that the errant sinner has no chance because he is likely to repeat his sins, even worse that he doesn't know what his sins are?
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PhilipI think of the beautiful Elizabethan language in the prayer "we have erred and strayed like lost sheep": does this mean that the errant sinner has no chance because he is likely to repeat his sins, even worse that he doesn't know what his sins are?
yes, i'll stake money on it, if you, Philip, can find me an elizabethan linguist specialising in error analysis.

sam, to err is human
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PhilipI think of the beautiful Elizabethan language in the prayer "we have erred and strayed like lost sheep": does this mean that the errant sinner has no chance because he is likely to repeat his sins, even worse that he doesn't know what his sins are?
yes, i'll stake money on it, if you, Philip, can find me an elizabethan linguist specialising in error analysis.

sam, to err is human
I'll second that Sam.
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For me, 'error' is made unconciesly and is corrected by the same person who has made the 'error'. error is in the level of performance.But 'mistake' is because of the lack of knowledge in that case.So, mistake is in the level of competence. Non of the above is intentional. 'Fault' is completely different from these two. It is because of being careless or doing something intentionally,in this case the person who had done the fault have to be blamed.
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