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    #1

    line or the line

    Is it correct?

    An hour later, we still stood in the(?) line.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: line or the line

    Quote Originally Posted by ndexter View Post
    Is it correct?

    An hour later, we still stood in the(?) line.

    Thank you
    It's OK with or without "the".

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    #3

    Re: line or the line

    I'd say that, to my ear, in the line sounds more English, and in line sounds more American. I couldn't pinpoint exactly why, though.

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