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Hi, Azz,

@azz posted:

a. He made a mistake to lose the game.

I think in (a) he makes the mistake intentionally. Is that correct?


I agree with you. I think adding the adjective 'deliberate' would make this meaning clearer.

@azz posted:

b. What mistake did you make to lose the game?

Does (b) imply that the speaker thinks that the addressee made the mistake deliberately?

Not necessarily. This needs further context. For example, the addressee might have mentioned that he did make a deliberate mistake to lose the game. The speaker would automatically ask him, 'What do you mean?' or 'What mistake did you make to lose the game?'

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