Re: 'in queue' v. 'in the queue'

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

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Laurah Limbrick [mailto:laurah_limbrick -at- CSGSYSTEMS -dot- COM]
>>>So, our question is, what seems to be the preferred usage:
>>>'in queue'
>>>or 'in the queue'?

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