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    #1

    wait in or wait on line

    May I know what are the differences between wait in line and wait on line?

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    Re: wait in or wait on line

    They're the same. However, 'waiting in line' is far more common, at least in the US.

    As far as I know, 'wait on line' is regional dialect unique to New York and New Jersey, and maybe a few other parts of New England.

    I had a coworker from New Jersey who'd 'wait on line', and I always made a point to ask him if he was using a computer....
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    #3

    Re: wait in or wait on line

    People waited on line when I lived in Ontario in the late seventies. I imagine they still do.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: wait in or wait on line

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    People waited on line when I lived in Ontario in the late seventies. I imagine they still do.
    That must be a really long line!
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