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make a mistake

This page is about the collocation make a mistake

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something that's wrong or has bad results

For example

  • Whenever we make mistakes, our teacher corrects them for us.

  • Some people learn from the mistakes they've made, and some people don't.

Note:
A similar collocation is "make an error"

Quick Quiz

If you make a mistake, you should

a. repeat it

b. blame someone else

c. do your best to correct it

Contributor: Matt Errey