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    I miswrote a word for some other word

    We say "I mistook you for someone else" so can we also say "I miswrote a word for some other word"?

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    #2

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    No.
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    #3

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Click here to see 66 mis- verbs:

    https://www.onelook.com/?w=mis*&posfilter=v

    I can't think of any good reason why miswrite isn't there, because it appears here.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-May-2020 at 20:45.

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    #4

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No.
    So, we just have to say "I miswrote something" or "I wrote something instead of something else" or "I wrote a different word instead of the word I wanted to write".

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    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, we just have to say "I miswrote something," or "I wrote something instead of something else," or "I wrote a different word instead of the word I wanted to write."
    Yes. Note my small corrections above.

    How's your reading coming, Tufguy?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I wrote a different word instead of what the word I wanted to write".
    My version of your sentence is 23% shorter and avoids two repetitions. You could also say instead of the word I wanted. It's a little less economical and repeats a noun, but it's more precise.
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    #7

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Perhaps;

    I made a mistake.

    Or:

    I used the wrong word.
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    #8

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    I wrote a different word than I intended.
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    #9

    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    I inadvertently used the wrong word.
    Last edited by tedmc; 01-Jun-2020 at 04:37.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: I miswrote a word for some other word

    Are you talking about things like writing hear instead of here?

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