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When should I use "in" and when "with" regarding "errors" and "mistakes".

for instance:

errors in the graph behavior in the asymptote environment

and:

10 common mistakes with prepositions

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    In the second case, “with” has the sense of “while/when using.” – CodeGnome Aug 26 '18 at 23:05
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They are pretty much interchangeable

The error in your calculation.
The error with your calculation.

Would be understood to both mean there is a problem with your calculation.

In your example

10 common mistakes with prepositions.

refers to usage of prepositions, whereas

10 common mistakes in prepositions

would mean there are mistakes in the prepositions themselves.

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