admit mistake to or with somebody

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Lucy 234

Senior Member
Korean
Hello everyone.
Are the following two sentences all correct? Thank you!
"I would take the initiative to admit my mistake with the boss"
"I would take the initiative to admit my mistake to the boss"
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You admit something to someone, not with them. But “taking the initiative” means to be the first person to do something about resolving a particular issue, so it’s not appropriate in a situation where only one person is in a position to take that first step.
     
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