01. I don't care whose [fault] it was; I just want somebody to clean up this mess!
02. It's not my [fault] that Pamela didn't come to the party; I tried to convince her to come, but she was in a bad mood.
03. You need to overlook your spouse's minor [faults] if you want your marriage to succeed.
04. One can't [fault] Herman for lack of effort in gym class; it's just that he's not very coordinated.
05. For all her [faults], Vanessa is nonetheless an excellent saleswoman.
06. She always seems to find [fault] in her boyfriends; that's why her relationships never last.
07. It's not really the [fault] of anyone in particular. I think we are all to blame to some degree.
08. Henry Kissinger once said that the nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their [fault].
09. There is a Minquass proverb which states that if you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault [lies] in yourself.
10. There is a Turkish proverb which states that he who seeks a [faultless] friend remains friendless.
11. In 1266 A.D., English bakers were ordered to mark each loaf of bread with a personal sign so that if a [faulty] one turned up, they could tell who was responsible.
12. There is a large [fault] running along the coast of British Columbia, so we can expect to have a serious earthquake some day.
13. Henry Ford once said, "Don't find a [fault], find a remedy."
14. They live near the San Andreas [fault], and have experienced a number of minor earthquakes over the last few years.
15. An old proverb notes that [faults] are thick where love is thin.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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