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    Default skip

    Hi there
    Don’t skip a line OR
    Don’t skip line.

    Which one is correct?

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    Default Re: skip

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there
    Don’t skip a line OR
    Don’t skip line.

    Which one is correct?
    I suspect you want the first one, Pete. The second one doesn't sound like English, though there may be some situation where it could work.

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    Default Re: skip

    Hi there,

    If it is an instruction to students, 'skip a line' or 'skip line'?
    thaks
    pete

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    Default Re: skip

    More context is really needed.

    Don't skip a line

    On the other hand if you are giving instructions to omit a line, "Skip line" is understandable: say you are instructing students to copy out something and you want them to omit the next line - it would be quite usual to say either "skip the next line" or "skip line following " or just "skip line and go on".

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    Default Re: skip

    Hi there,


    thanks

    Is 'Skip line' equivalent to 'write on alternate line'?

    Thanks
    pete

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    Default Re: skip

    It might be - as I say, it depends on the context of use.

    If your students are writing on lined paper, and you want them to write leaving one line blank, then "Skip line" is a possible instruction.

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