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    There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly.

    1) There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly.

    2) A guy entered in the middle of the queue without being in the queue to be checked earlier than others.

    3) Don't try to enter the "line" or "queue" illicitly. You need to come serial wise. Go and stand at the end of the queue or stand behind the last person in the queue to be checked by the doctor.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Number 1 is not two sentences.

    Look for examples of the expression "cut the queue" and see if you can revise number 2 based on what you find.

    The first two sentences in number 3 don't work. The last one contains two possible acceptable sentences.
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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    3) Don't try to enter the "line" or "queue" illicitly. You need to come serial wise.
    "Illicitly" is not the right word here. It's generally used to refer to legally-prohibited activities or activities prohibited by formal rules. Cutting a queue violates social norms but doesn't rise to the level of "illicit" activity.

    "Serial-wise" doesn't exist. Look up the phrase "in order".

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Go and stand at the end of the queue or stand behind the last person in the queue to be checked by the doctor.
    That would be an extremely odd thing to say to someone. I think you're actually trying to suggest two possible sentences. If that's the case, please post them.
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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Illicitly" is not the right word here. It's generally used to refer to legally-prohibited activities or activities prohibited by formal rules. Cutting a queue violates social norms but doesn't rise to the level of "illicit" activity.

    "Serial-wise" doesn't exist. Look up the phrase "in order".


    That would be an extremely odd thing to say to someone. I think you're actually trying to suggest two possible sentences. If that's the case, please post them.

    1) There was an old guy in the hospital who was trying to "cut in the 'queue' or 'line'" or "jump the queue".

    2) A guy cut in the middle of the queue without being in the queue to be seen by doctors earlier than others.

    3) Don't try to "cut in the queue" or "jump the queue" . You need to come in order. Go and stand at the end of the queue or stand behind the last person in the queue to be checked by the doctor. (I do not say what is the correct way to say this sentence.)


    Could you please tell me what do you mean by "please post them"?

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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    You have used an awful lot of words to say "At the hospital/doctor's surgery, don't jump the queue".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Could you please tell me what do you mean by "please post them"?
    I wanted you to put your sentences into a new message.
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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I wanted you to put your sentences into a new message.
    I don't understand.

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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I think you're actually trying to suggest two possible sentences. If that's the case, please post them.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I wanted you to put your sentences into a new message.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I don't understand.
    I wanted you to write two separate sentences instead of the sentence you wrote where you proposed two alternatives with the word "or" between them. Once you have written those sentences, you can post them to this thread.
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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    You can also use push in the queue in BrE in these circumstances.

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    Re: There was an old guy in the hospital. Who was trying to enter the queue illicitly

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can also use push in the queue in BrE in these circumstances.
    He was trying to cut into the queue.

    He was trying to push into the queue.

    He was trying to jump the queue.

    Are these sentences correct?

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