[Vocabulary] "Acrchers! Line up!"

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Marina Gaidar

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Is it correct to say "Acrchers! Line up!" or there is some other more common command?
 

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Is it correct to say "Archers! Line up!" or there is some other more common command?

Yes, you could say that if you want them to stand in a line.
 

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I'm not sure how many people these days need to command a group of archers to line up!
 

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I'm not sure how many people these days need to command a group of archers to line up!

I'm not speaking about the modern world;-)
 

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I'm not speaking about the modern world;-)
Well...after you get them in proper formation you might want to tell them, "Archers, to the ready". Though some may dispute this, I believe a better command to get the archers in a line would be something like, "Archers, assemble on me".
 

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"Archers! To your positions!" ?

You need to be aware, Marina, that 'dated' language can sound a little odd even when written by native speakers.
 

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Well...after you get them in proper formation you might want to tell them, "Archers, to the ready". Though some may dispute this, I believe a better command to get the archers in a line would be something like, "Archers, assemble on me".

"Assemble on me"? That sounds like you want them to pile themselves on top of you.
 

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"Assemble on me"? That sounds like you want them to pile themselves on top of you.
Yes, it does. In the US military, such a command means to come near me. In some cases, this command can also mean to form a line near the speaker.
 
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