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    What preposition?

    Hi!

    What preposition follows such phrases as "line up" or "fall in line" if I want to add afterwards the place people want to get to? Like in the example: "Prisoners lined up to the plane". Is it "to" or something else?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: What preposition?

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say but your sentence is wrong.

    The prisoners lined up at the gate.
    The prisoners lined up to board the plane.
    The prisoners lined up in front of the plane.
    The prisoners lined up to disembark the plane.
    The prisoners lined up next to the plane.

    What was your intended meaning?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What preposition?

    I was trying to avoid using the verb "board" but "The prisoners lined up to board the plane" was my meaning. Your list of suggestions is quite valuable! It solves my problem. Thank you!

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    Re: What preposition?

    If you simply wanted to avoid "board", you can say "The prisoners lined up to get on the plane".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What preposition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Hi!

    What preposition follows such phrases as "line up" or "fall in line" if I want to add afterwards the place people want to get to? Like in the example: "Prisoners lined up to the plane". Is it "to" or something else?

    Thank you in advance!
    You could also say "The prisoners lined up for the plane".

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