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The decapitated head of a dead man instantly occupied the body of the headless hunter as it galloped through the field on his headless horse.

The head appeared instantly out of thin air, so do you say occupied, or do you say swapped? I am not sure if you can just say instantly occupied. The head is now attached to the body. You can't use swapped, because the body was headless. Is there a better way to express this?

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  • Occupy usually implies being in something, not on it. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:38
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    Please don't say "decapitated head", it doesn't make any sense (at least unless the head used to have a head of its own and then lost it, which really isn't likely to be the case). Try "the severed head of a dead man" or "the head of a decapitated man" instead. Or "the severed head of a decapitated man".
    – Divizna
    Jun 13, 2021 at 11:22

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"appeared" maybe a better choice. Try this I have rearranged things a little.

The head of a/the decapitated man instantly appeared on the body of the headless hunter as he galloped through the field on his headless horse.

I do not know if it is specific or non specified "headless man" hence a/the

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