occur, take place

 Take place is better reserved for scheduled events.
 When what is being described is accidental, occur is the better word.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • occur, take place —    Take place is better reserved for scheduled events. When what is being described is accidental, occur is the better word, as it would have been here: The accident took place in driving rain (Guardian) …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • take place — verb come to pass (Freq. 54) What is happening? The meeting took place off without an incidence Nothing occurred that seemed important • Syn: ↑happen, ↑hap, ↑go on, ↑pass off …   Useful english dictionary

  • take place — {v. phr.} To happen; occur. * /The accident took place only a block from his home./ * /The action of the play takes place in ancient Rome./ * /The dance will take place after the graduation exercises./ Compare: GO ON(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take place — index arise (occur), occur (happen), supervene Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take place — ► take place occur. Main Entry: ↑place …   English terms dictionary

  • take\ place — v. phr. To happen; occur. The accident took place only a block from his home. The action of the play takes place in ancient Rome. The dance will take place after the graduation exercises. Compare: go on(3) •• to happen; to occur …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take place — happen, occur    The race will take place at the university track at 10 a.m …   English idioms

  • take place — occur. → place …   English new terms dictionary

  • take place — to happen, to occur The game took place on the coldest day of the year …   Idioms and examples

  • take place — the site where the crash took place Syn: happen, occur, come about, transpire, crop up, materialize, arise, go down; literary come to pass, befall, betide …   Thesaurus of popular words

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