Common mistake be fined with (be fine with)

Common Mistake: be fined with (be fine with)

One commonly made mistake in English grammar is using the phrase "be fined with" when the correct phrase should be "be fine with".


The confusion arises from the similar sounds and spellings of the words "fine" and "fined". However, they have different meanings and uses in sentences.

The word "fine" is generally used as an adjective, meaning something is satisfactory, good, or acceptable. For example:

  • He is fine with going to the party tonight.
  • She was fine with the decision made by her team.

On the other hand, "be fined" is the passive form of the verb "fine". It is commonly used in legal contexts, meaning to impose a financial penalty or punishment. For example:

  • If you park illegally, you may be fined with a hefty penalty.
  • The company was fined $10,000 for environmental violations.

Therefore, it is important to use the correct phrase based on the intended meaning of the sentence.

It's important to note that tools like Linguix grammar checker can help identify and correct these types of mistakes automatically, ensuring your writing is error-free and professional.

be fined with (be fine with) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I'm fined with that.

    I'm fine with that.

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