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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    #1

    Two soldiers are standing guard on the top of the watch tower

    Is it correct to say "Two soldiers are standing guard on the top of the watch tower". I saw this word combination "stand guard" in the dictionary, but it somehow sounds strange to me. Is it ok?

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    Re: Two soldiers are standing guard on the top of the watch tower

    Why does it sound strange? It's a standard phrase. "To stand guard" means to be on duty, guarding something, normally standing up.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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