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    #1

    As I waited for my queue at the dentist's

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    As I waited for my queue at the dentist's, I heard a shriek behind the closed doors of the consulting room and my teeth started chattering.

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    #2

    Re: As I waited for my queue at the dentist's

    You don't wait for a queue. You were waiting for your appointment.

    In AmE, you'd just hear "at the dentist."

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    #3

    Re: As I waited for my queue at the dentist's

    Use "appointment" instead of "queue".

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    #4

    Re: As I waited for my queue at the dentist's

    I will repeat my sentence just as an exercise:

    As I waited for my appointment at the dentist, I heard a shriek behind the closed door of the consulting room and my teeth started chattering.

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    #5

    Re: As I waited for my queue at the dentist's

    I preferred at the dentist's (as you wrote in post #1).

    Note that in other contexts we say 'As I waited in the queue (AmE in line) at the bus stop ...'; 'As I waited for my turn at the supermarket checkout ...'

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