Error and mistake are the same for common in meaning but I think there is a difference

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Error - is a grammar error, math error, bad formula etc.

Mistake - is a wrong way of doing something, wrong behavior, bad strategy.



 The difference between  'error' and 'mistake' is in the context that they are used in. A 'mistake' is usually accidental, you know it is wrong. Otherwise, an 'error'  is usually made due to the lack of knowledge and is more formal than 'mistake'.

"Machines never make mistakes, but rather they make errors. People can make both."




Grammatically, a mistake is usually inadvertent and can quickly be noticed and corrected. For example, one could miss a letter or a digit when writing. On the other hand, an error is something done wrong due to lack of knowledge. This could be placing a correctly spelled word in place of another which may alter the intended meaning of a sentence completely. For example, one may insert the word, 'there' in place of the word, 'their'.


Errors mostly done unknowingly example children during language acquisition while mistakes mostly performed knowingly and can be associated with the slip of tongue,lose of confidence and by drunkard one.

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