in line/ in a line
I think I've come across two phrases - 'to stand in line' and 'to stand in a line'.
When do we use each of them?( I mean when 'a' is needed and when it is not). Could you explain the difference and give some examples?
Re: in line/ in a line
In line is use when you 're waiting behind others in a row, eg. in a supermarket waiting to have your goods tallied up or waiting to buy a ticket in a movie theater, etc.
Originally Posted by Bolo
For everything else you're OK to put a in front of line.
OK, grade 1 and grade 2, before we leave for our little trip, I want you to pair up and stand in a line right outside the main door, please.
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