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Whats it called when theres a detective per-say, and finds something he thinks is a clue, but actually the criminal put there to trick him?

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  • 4 years ago

    Red herring, decoy, diversion...

    'Per se'

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    "Per-say"? In 60 years of using English as a native in Britain I have not come across "per-say".

    Do you mean "per se" (pronounced indeed as "per say"). That is a Latin expression used in English, meaning ""by itself" or "of itself". In your question I see no need for "per se" - the idea works very well without that expression, and in fact it is confusing to slip "per se" in there.

  • 4 years ago

    A contraception on the part of the criminal .......To the detective a "contre temps" meaning an embarrassing occasion or event.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It's "per se" by the way, and its use here is meaningless. Why don't you just say "What is it called when a detective finds something....."? If you'd care to learn English, it should be "what's" "there's" and "put it there."

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    What does per-say mean?

  • 4 years ago

    Deception, and to throw them off the track.

  • 4 years ago

    A red herring

  • 4 years ago

    It's a plot twist.

  • Dash
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    a red herring

  • 4 years ago

    A plant.

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