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take sb's place

This page is about the collocation take sb's place

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to replace somebody, or to do something instead of somebody else

For example

  • If a player's injured, another player takes his place in the team.

  • No-one could ever take our lead singer's place in the band, so we've decided to quit.

Quick Quiz

Who takes a president's place if he dies?

a. the president's family

b. the president's driver

c. the vice-president

Contributor: Matt Errey