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By Googling, the difference between remove and move can be found as follows:

As verbs the difference between remove and move is that remove is to move something from one place to another, especially to take away while move is to change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.

I question why I don’t hear remove to while it is defined as to take something from one place to another?

I thonked a line that said “Remove my soul to Luca’s body!” (Think of it as a spell or command in a fantasy writing) and I’m sure that the sentence means “Take my soul out of my body and place it in Luca’s body!” I just wondered why I shouldn’t say it.

  • We refer to the business of moving people's belongings from one house to another as removals, but no-one says "I'm removing to Manchester next week". Dictionaries seem to describe that sense of the word as 'dated' or 'formal'. – Kate Bunting Jul 29 at 7:29
  • Yes, and my question is why it’s dated. – wordsalad Jul 29 at 8:09
  • I've heard I'm removing it to used before. It's just not at all common. Asking why something is no longer said is very often a futile question. – Jason Bassford Jul 29 at 18:10
  • Thank you for your comment. Does my example, “Remove my soul to Luca’s body!” make sense to you at all? – wordsalad Jul 29 at 18:18

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