mistaken/incorrect/erroneous entry of data in the system

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takashi0930

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Japanese
You enter some data (such as the name and date of birth of people) in a system. There was a mistake. The date of birth of Mr. A is 30 September 1996, but it was entered as 20 Semtember 1996. What would you call this?

1. a mistaken entry of data
2. an incorrect entry of data
3. erroneous entry of data
4. Other
 
  • takashi0930

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Is "a mistaken entry" incorrect and why?

    Also, since this is a formal setting, isn't "incorrect" better than "wrong"?
     
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    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    One of the problems we have is that you have not given a full sentence for the examples that you wish us to comment on. Neither is there any context (Why would anyone say this?"), Personally, I find the phrase "entry of data" to be unidiomatic and strange.
     

    takashi0930

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Neither is there any context
    I thought I provided context by writing: "You enter some data (such as the name and date of birth of people) in a system. There was a mistake. The date of birth of Mr. A is 30 September 1996, but it was entered as 20 Semtember 1996. " What kind of other context do you need? If you tell me, I'll write it.
     
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