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    not in line

    "When you look from above, you see clearly that the pyramids of Giza are not on(*) a perfect line. They are ???"

    Hi,
    Please, how do you say when a string of things that should be perfectly arranged on a line is not?
    I am looking for a very informal and casual term, please.
    Thanks.

    (*) should I say "IN a perfect line"?

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    Re: not in line

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "When you look from above, you see clearly that the pyramids of Giza are not on(*) a perfect line.
    Thanks.

    (*) should I say "IN a perfect line"?

    I'm not a teacher, but I would say that whether formally, casually or informally, you should definitely use "in" here, not "on".

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    #3

    Re: not in line

    thanks a lot.
    as to the main question, what is you opinion, please?
    thanks again.


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    Re: not in line

    A casual way of saying it would be, 'they don't line up'

    If you want to go for broke, how about:
    the alignment of the pyramids is all skew-whiff
    ( you may see it written as 'skewwif'
    Last edited by David L.; 15-Apr-2008 at 00:34.

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