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    In a dialogue - replies?

    Hello, everyone! It turned out to be a problem for me to translate into English from my native tongue the word meaning "a sentence or a few sentences that each speaker says in a dialogue". (I sometimes need to denote not just one sentence, but all the sentences said by one speaker in his part). I wouldn't call all of them replies, because sometimes they are initial phrases, not replies. So which word should I use if I want to give directions to my students of this sort:

    Put the ______________ in the dialogue into the correct order.
    Here's a sample jumbled dialogue:
    - Yes, I like these trousers. Do you have them in size 42? - how should I call this?
    - Well, it wouldn’t matter too much. Can I try them on?
    - Can I help you, sir?
    - Of course. The changing rooms are over there.
    - Just a minute, sir. I am afraid this is the last pair. We have the same trousers in Size 42, but in a different colour. They are grey, not black.



    P.S. I don't need to rephrase the above sentence, I just need the right word to fit in.
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 11-Dec-2011 at 21:43.

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    Re: In a dialogue - replies?

    Sorry for boosting my post , but I still hope someone will help me with this problem.

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    Re: In a dialogue - replies?

    I would just put "Put this dialogue in the right order" or "The lines in this dialogue have been mixed up. Rearrange them so that they make sense".

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    #4

    Re: In a dialogue - replies?

    (Not a Teacher)

    I would just write:

    "Put the lines of dialogue in the correct order."

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    #5

    Re: In a dialogue - replies?

    Many thanks, it's just what I need.

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