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Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:08:33 AM

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I always mistake you too.

Correct?



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:02:11 AM

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Grammatically correct, if you mean you always misinterpret someone.

Haven't heard anyone ever saying that. Maybe they all understand me well ;-)


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towan52
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:07:10 AM

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Could you elaborate, please Whistle

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thar
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:20:02 AM

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It is just not something you would ever say. Whatever you are trying to express, it has to be done another way.
NKM
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:28:54 AM

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I suppose it could mean "I always mistake you for [someone else]," or possibly "I always misunderstand you."

But the original sentence as it stands just doesn't work.

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:35:11 AM

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There are several things which can be misunderstood about a person.
They are said in different ways.
"I mistake you" does not make sense to me.

"I misunderstand you." = "I mistook what you said."

"When I saw you, I thought it was your brother." = "I mistook you for your brother."

"Whenever I see you or your twin brother, I get the names wrong." - "I always mistake you & your brother.""

"My ideas about you were wrong." - "I had a mistaken idea about you."

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