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    "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Is it correct to say "Acrchers! Line up!" or there is some other more common command?

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    #2

    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Is it correct to say "Archers! Line up!" or there is some other more common command?
    Yes, you could say that if you want them to stand in a line.

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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    I'm not sure how many people these days need to command a group of archers to line up!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure how many people these days need to command a group of archers to line up!
    I'm not speaking about the modern world

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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    I'm not speaking about the modern world
    Well...after you get them in proper formation you might want to tell them, "Archers, to the ready". Though some may dispute this, I believe a better command to get the archers in a line would be something like, "Archers, assemble on me".

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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    "Archers! To your positions!" ?

    You need to be aware, Marina, that 'dated' language can sound a little odd even when written by native speakers.

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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Well...after you get them in proper formation you might want to tell them, "Archers, to the ready". Though some may dispute this, I believe a better command to get the archers in a line would be something like, "Archers, assemble on me".
    "Assemble on me"? That sounds like you want them to pile themselves on top of you.
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    Re: "Acrchers! Line up!"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Assemble on me"? That sounds like you want them to pile themselves on top of you.
    Yes, it does. In the US military, such a command means to come near me. In some cases, this command can also mean to form a line near the speaker.

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