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    Question To work on the line

    "Working on the same line as Smith (1999), Kosynski obtained a very interesting result in which..."

    Is it a correct and fine-looking sentence?

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    Re: To work on the line

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    "Working on the same line as Smith (1999), Kosynski obtained a very interesting result in which..."

    Is it a correct and fine-looking sentence?

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    I think more context would help, but my first reaction to this was that Kosynski and Smith were employed on a production line.

    You might be thinking of "working along the same line(s)".

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    Question Re: To work on the line

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think more context would help, but my first reaction to this was that Kosynski and Smith were employed on a production line.

    You might be thinking of "working along the same line(s)".
    Maybe... But what does it mean, "working along the same line(s)"?

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    Re: To work on the line

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    Maybe... But what does it mean, "working along the same line(s)"?

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    It means working on the same or similar idea(s).

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    Re: To work on the line

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    It means working on the same or similar idea(s).
    This is exactly what I meant, then. Should it thus be ""Working along the same line as Smith (1999), Kosynski obtained a very interesting result in which..."?

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    Re: To work on the line

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    This is exactly what I meant, then. Should it thus be ""Working along the same line as Smith (1999), Kosynski obtained a very interesting result in which..."?

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    Yes, but I think "lines" is more common with complicated projects.

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