Neglected, missed

AskLang

Senior Member
Filipino
You are placing an order and wanted to make sure it gets delivered the following day.
"Place it now so it doesn't get neglected/missed."

Hi!
Does the sentence I just did sound natural enough? Good enough for casual conversation?

Thanks :) and Happy New Year to all!
 
  • Aerio

    Member
    USA
    English, Polish
    In casual conversation, I would use lost.
    It's pretty generic I understand, but most likely it would be the first word to pop up in my mind.
    Neglected
    sounds fine as well, although I would add later at the end.
    Overlooked is all right as well, by the way.

    Place it now so (that) it doesn't get lost.

    Place it now so (that) it doesn't get neglected later.
    Place it now so (that) it doesn't get overlooked later.

    I wouldn't use missed, although if someone said that to me, I wound perfectly understand what he/she meant.
    In that case, I would say...

    Place it now so (that) no one misses it later.
     

    AskLang

    Senior Member
    Filipino
    Thanks Aerio,

    To be honest, what I wanted to imply in the sentence was "forgotten". Do our sentences imply that word?

    AskLang
     
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    Aerio

    Member
    USA
    English, Polish
    If you want to imply forgotten, you could simply use that word too:

    Place it now so (that) it's not forgotten about later.
    Place it now so (that) no one forgets about it later.

    Leave behind is also related.

    Place it now so (that) it's not left behind later.

    I would imagine that forgotten is implied, since when one neglects or overlooks, he/she most likely forgot about the item (unless it's purposely malicious!). :)

    If you neglect to place an order, you fail to do it, whether intentional or unintentional.
    If you lose an order, you misplaced it or wrote it wrong and it ended up wherever.
    If you overlook an order, you skipped it accidentally or it slipped between your fingers.
    If you forget to place an order, you didn't remember to write it.
    If you missed an order, it passed by you, you didn't notice it.
    If you leave an order behind, you intentionally or unintentionally forgot to bring it with you.
     
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