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    American English: in back of

    She stood in back of the wall.
    Is the above sentence acceptable in American English?

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    Re: American English: in back of

    Someone can stand "in the back of" the room, but she would stand "behind" the wall. I would not say "in back of" the wall.

    The only context I think I would use that is in a line (queue). She was in back of me in line.

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