These chairs are out of place/position.
Which one is correct? I feel like i haven't heard anyone use out of postion for anything other than football or when talking to a person, not an inanimate object though.
Can they both be used here?
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I think both of them are proper.
Let me give you some examples.
First, out of place means that "not comfortable in or not suitable for a situation" & "not in the proper place".
The picture looks out of place here.
Then, let's take a look at out of position.
In addition to your thought, it means that "not in the correct place".
She wouldn’t tolerate a single spoon, fork, or napkin that was out of position.
-From. Mcmillan Dictionary
In conclusion , I think "out of place" is more common when you say that something is misplaced.