Which is correct:
" at the place of " or " at the place for"?

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at the place of

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to indicate a substitution or replacement of something or someone.


  • She will be taking my place at the meeting.
  • You can use olive oil at the place of butter in this recipe.
  • He was appointed at the place of the previous manager.
  • The new employee will work at the place of the one who resigned.
  • I will stand at the place of honor during the ceremony.


  • in place of
  • instead of
  • as a substitute for
  • in lieu of
  • in the stead of

at the place for

This phrase is not a standard construction in English.

Both phrases are not commonly used in English. The correct phrase to use is 'at the place of'. 'At the place for' is not a standard construction in English.

Last updated: March 25, 2024

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