Online vs on line
" Will you marry someone whom you met on line "
Question 1 ) on line is the same as ' online ' ? I think ' online ' is more appropriate, though :)
Question 2 ) Is it Ok to use future tense in front but past tense at the back of a sentence like this ? After all, is it the right sentence ?
According to Google:
Online = 267,000,000
On line = 32,100,000
Interestingly, if you search for on line, Google asks you 'Did you mean online?' :)
I didn't do the search anyway, someone asked this question and it makes me wonder if both are similar :).
Re: Online vs on line
[quote="whl626"]" Will you marry someone whom you met on line "
Answer 1 ) "online" is listed in the Dictionary of Current English. 'on line' is not listed. I use both, but place a hyphen between on and line, on-line.
Answer 2 ) Will you marry someone whom you met on-line? means, you met the someone in the past (i.e. 'met) and you are being asked now if you'll marry them in the future.
I see, in short, to use past tense and present tense in a sentence is OK. :) Thanks
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