October 6, 2015
Use the word "fault" to indicate responsibility for a mistake.
This word is usually used as a noun:
- That's not my fault.
- Whose fault is it?
- Who's at fault here?
- Does anyone know whose fault this is?
- I'm sorry. That's my fault.
- The accident was Bob's fault. He accepts responsibility.
- It's your own fault that you got sick because you didn't take care of yourself.
- This situation is my own fault.
- It's her own fault for not following directions.
Whose fault is this?
The word "faulty" is an adjective:
- Faulty breaks were the reason for the accident.
- Sophia used faulty logic in making her argument.
- Faulty reasoning resulted in an incorrect conclusion.
The word "fault" can also be used as a verb :
- The car company was faulted for the problem with the breaks.
- You can't fault him for trying.
- The students were faulted for not studying hard enough for the test.
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