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    Be in the same rows

    Hi. I want to express the idea that someone is loyal to his ancestors' deeds. Can I say "he stands in the same lines (rows) with . .. . . ?"

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    Re: Be in the same rows

    Yes. You could also substitute "ranks" for "lines", or express it as "He follows in the footsteps of...."
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Be in the same rows

    Well, G knows what he's talking about. But I've never heard "he stands in the same lines with'.

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    Re: Be in the same rows

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Yes. You could also substitute "ranks" for "lines", or express it as "He follows in the footsteps of...."
    To me "ranks" is the best here.

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