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Subject:Re: 'in queue' v. 'in the queue' From:"Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:34:07 -0400
I would use "in queue" to mean "waiting."
I would use "in the queue" to refer to a specific queue or waiting line. It
seems this use puts more emphasis on the queue itself, rather than the
people in it.
I suspect for your use, neither (neIther <g>) is wrong. Have you considered
"queuing up" as an alternative <vbg>?
All the best,
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
>>>From: Laurah Limbrick [mailto:laurah_limbrick -at- CSGSYSTEMS -dot- COM]
>>>So, our question is, what seems to be the preferred usage:
>>>or 'in the queue'?