Misplace / displace

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Practical English Usage

These words are often confused but they have different meanings. To misplace things is to put them in the wrong place. Of course, it is not easy to find misplaced objects.

A misplaced sense of loyalty is a sense of loyalty felts towards a person who doesn’t deserve it.

Displace

To displace is to put somebody or something out of the right or usual position. A displaced person is a stateless refugee in exile.

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Do and make
Make
Make: special uses
Words ending in -man
May / might ...but
Maybe and may be
Mean
Mind
Misplace and displace
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Much and many
Must in questions and negatives

Just
Just, already and yet

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