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    wonder if there is a mistake

    1)"That means putting its national legislative base in line with Western standrds."

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    2)"This would put the judicial system in the line with world judicial norms."

    These two sentences are from the same article published in a Ukrainian magazine. In the first sentence "put in line" in the second one it's "put in the line". Which one is correct? Would "standarts" fit better than "norms" in the second sentence?
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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"That means putting its national legislative base in line with Western standrts." standards

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    2)"This would put the judicial system in the line with world judicial norms."

    These two sentences are from the same article published in a Ukrainian magazine. In the first sentence "put in line" is used; in the second one it's "put in the line". Which one is correct? The first. Would "standarts" fit better than "norms" in the second sentence? Not necessarily.
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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

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    Might there be a difference in meaning between "put in line" and "put in the line"? Or "put in the line" is totally unacceptable?

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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

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    Might there be a difference in meaning between "put in line" and "put in the line"? Or "put in the line" is totally unacceptable?
    It is not acceptable in this context.

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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It is not acceptable in this context.
    What is the difference between "put in line" and "put in the line"?

    Does "to put something in line with something else" mean to make it as good as something else I mean to make something of the same standard, whereas "to put something in the line" means that it has to wait for its turn?
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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What is the difference between "put in line" and "put in the line"?
    To put, bring or come into line with generally means to conform or cause to conform to a certain accepted norm. To put something or someone in the line should probably be taken literally, though I haven't heard this used frequently. "He put himself into the line at the box office" suggests to me that he crashed the line. "He put himself on the line at the box office" suggests to me that he was willing to wait his turn. Neither sentence sounds very natural. I would more likely say that "he got on line."

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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

    How about '...would bring the judicial system into line with...'

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    Re: wonder if there is a mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about '...would bring the judicial system into line with...'
    Yes. I like it. But I don't know why they used "put in the line"? It was from an article in a Ukrainian magazine published in English. It should have been proofread.

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