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novar

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Please have a look at my sentences.
1. The manager was ill, so I went in his place.
2. The manager was ill, so I went in there his place.
3. The manager was ill, so I went in there instead of him.
4. The manager was ill, so I went in there for him.
 

emsr2d2

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It would help if we knew where you went. If you replaced the manager at a meeting, for example, you can use both:

The manager was ill so I went to the meeting in his place.
The manager was ill so I went to the meeting for him.
 

novar

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As I understand it, these sentences must be right according to emsr2d2. At least for me, but you never know.

The manager was ill so I went there in his place.
The manager was ill so I went there for him.
 

GoesStation

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As I understand it, these sentences must be right according to emsr2d2. At least for me, but you never know.

The manager was ill so I went there in his place.
The manager was ill so I went there for him.
They're OK. I often think I use too many commas, but I'd insert a comma after "ill" in both sentences.
 
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