What is the difference between violation and error?
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Violation and error are two types of mistakes that writers make in their writing.
In general, violation is a mistake made when a writer violates a rule of grammar, punctuation, or spelling. An example would be: The cate was finished.
On the other hand, an error is a mistake made when the writer writes something incorrectly or misses out information needed in the text. The most common errors are homophones (words spelled the same but pronounced differently like “co” and “go”) and apostrophes (like “you’re” and “your”).
Violations are violations because they are illegal and they exist on the wrong side of the law. Errors are mistakes that happen when we make mistakes or stumble across something that is not true.
The difference between a violation and an error is pretty simple. A violation is a crime that someone has committed, while an error can be considered an accident in which the person did not intentionally do something wrong but still ended up making a mistake.
In this case, if you accidentally posted something on social media that was deemed inappropriate, then you would say it was an error and not a violation.