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Error – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the Academic Word List is



The forms of this word that you need are error, erroneous and erroneously

Much the most common combination is make an error (be careful of the fairly common mistake do an error, but there are a number of other collocations and phrases that you may find useful:

commit an error

correct an error

(a process of) trial and error

human error

margin of error

error of judgment

Erroneous and erroneously are much less common words, but you may find them useful to comment on other people’s beliefs that you disagree with:

Some people erroneously believe that

Many erroneous assumptions are made about

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