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I'm not sure what the correct preposition choice would be in this instance.

  • Don’t mistake a moment in the journey as your final destination.
  • Don’t mistake a moment in the journey for your final destination.
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Hello Warren, I'm not so sure that the question body clarify the sense of the title; at the contrary the body seems rather obscure. Accordingly, I vote to close. –  user19148 Oct 22 '12 at 20:28
@Warren, the 2 sample questions have a mixed subject (time and place). How can you mistake a moment for a place? –  Kristina Lopez Oct 22 '12 at 20:33
@Kristina Generally speaking you are right, but do not forget that we know that death is our final destination, and the death is not a place, but a moment. –  user19148 Oct 22 '12 at 20:51
@Carlo_R., hmmmm - or an alternate reality where it could be a place. I guess that would all depend on an individual's beliefs - but good point, nonetheless! –  Kristina Lopez Oct 22 '12 at 21:53
This has just come up in the re-open review queue, but it really is General Reference. If you go oxforddictionaries.com and type mistake there is an autocomplete hint "mistake it for" which gives the answer. –  Andrew Leach Nov 14 '12 at 19:37
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closed as not a real question by MετάEd, Rory Alsop, Cameron, Carlo_R., kiamlaluno Oct 22 '12 at 21:48

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