What is the difference between mistaken and mistake?

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Jun 12, 2018

The two words are very different.


Mistake is an act which is wrong or not guided.
Mistaken is when you're wrong in others opinions or judgments.
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Jun 12, 2018

A mistake is a noun
mistaken is an adverb usually modifying a state of being verb.


He made a mistake
In this sentence mistake is a noun the object of the action

He was mistaken in his actions.

In this sentence was mistaken is the complete predicate or verb.
Was is the main verb that expresses a state of being
mistaken is the adverb that modified and defines the state of being.
The state of being is that he made a mistake.

While mistake and mistaken are two different parts of speech they can be used to express the same or close to the same thought.