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What is the difference between wrong and mistake?

  1. Traffic Creator profile image58
    Traffic Creatorposted 6 years ago

    What is the difference between wrong and mistake?

  2. lydocia profile image79
    lydociaposted 6 years ago

    A 'mistake' is a noun, it is something you do wrong.

    'Wrong' is the adjective describing that you made a mistake.

  3. Winflow FG profile image57
    Winflow FGposted 6 years ago

    It depends on the circumstances. Something which is wrong can still be a mistake.

  4. Levertis Steele profile image84
    Levertis Steeleposted 5 years ago

    There are various definitions for both words. The difference between the two depends on the context in which both are used. They can also have the same meaning.

    I made a "mistake" and broke my toe.

    I was "wrong" when I slapped him for no reason.

    I made a mistake and gave the money to the man in brown.

    Do not mistake him for his twin.

    I was wrong to take my problems out on you.

    That problem is wrong.

    You went the wrong way.

    Marrying her was a mistake.

    I said I had $5.00, but I was wrong.

    "Two wrongs do not make a right."

    Do not wrong your brother.