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    #1

    cut in front of me

    I find it hard to keep my temper when people cut in front of me in line.


    Hi,
    Is it equally good to say the following? Thanks,

    I find it hard to keep my temper when people cut in line in front of me.

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    #2

    Re: cut in front of me

    No, the first is better, because you can say:
    "I find it hard to keep my temper when people cut in front of me in line/in a line/on the road."
    In fact, I initially thought you meant 'on the road', ie. when driving.

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    #3

    Re: cut in front of me

    Shouldn't there be another "in" before "front"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: cut in front of me

    It's possible to say, "He cut in in front of me", but not mandatory. They both work for me.

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