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Phrasal Verbs

mistake for

This page is about the phrasal verb mistake for


to wrongly think that a person or thing is someone or something else

For example

  • mistake for Fake Gucci bags look real and can easily be mistaken for genuine Gucci bags.

  • mistake for There's a guy who lives near here who often gets mistaken for David Beckham. He looks just like him.

Quick Quiz

The police arrested the wrong man because they mistook him for

a. a wanted criminal

b. a police officer

c. a famous actor
a) a wanted criminal b) a police officer c) a famous actor

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