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    stead = the place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by another

    Dear teachers,

    There are a few sentences from a religious article:

    “God's freeing of the Israelites from their bondage and His use of them in the journey to the Promised Land and in the Promised Land were for an entirely different purpose than salvation at that time. Ultimately, the experiences these people had will stand them in good stead.“

    stand someone in good stead = if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future.

    On the other hand, as you probably know, there is quite a possibility for use of the term in question “stead” as makeshifts in the following sentences:

    1.1. Can you go to the theater in my place?
    1.2. Can you go to the theater in my stead?
    2.1. Who went to Vietnam in my place?
    2.2. Who went to Vietnam in my stead?
    3. For the meantime, my Leutenant General Leicester shall be in my stead
    4. Please, write a letter in my stead.

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning my transformations above?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: stead = the place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by anot

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There are a few sentences from a religious article:

    “God's freeing of the Israelites from their bondage and His use of them in the journey to the Promised Land and in the Promised Land were for an entirely different purpose than salvation at that time. Ultimately, the experiences these people had will stand them in good stead.“

    stand someone in good stead = if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future.

    On the other hand, as you probably know, there is quite a possibility for use of the term in question “stead” as makeshifts in the following sentences:

    1.1. Can you go to the theater in my place?
    1.2. Can you go to the theater in my stead?
    2.1. Who went to Vietnam in my place?
    2.2. Who went to Vietnam in my stead?
    3. For the meantime, my Leutenant General Leicester shall be in my stead
    4. Please, write a letter in my stead.

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning my transformations above?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    In the four sentences, you should use instead not in stead.

    1.1. Can you go to the theater in my place?
    1.2. Can you go to the theater instead of me?

    2.1. Who went to Vietnam in my place?
    2.2. Who went to Vietnam instead of me?

    3. For the meantime, my Leutenant General Leicester shall be in my stead… I have no idea what you mean by this sentence.

    4. Please, write a letter instead of me, or for me.

    I am not a teacher.

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