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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:50:02 PM

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Are these OK?

I arranged the words in a line/in a column.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:07:56 PM

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Yes.
As long as you realise these are different things?
A column is vertical on a page.
For words , a line would be horizontal, across a page.
tautophile
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:23:13 PM
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Yes. Just remember what the difference is:

These words are arranged in a line.

These
words
are
arranged
in
a
column.

Below, the numbers represent people--soldiers, perhaps--standing in a formation:

11 12 13 14 15
21 22 23 24 25
31 32 33 34 35
41 42 43 44 45

The people 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, etc, i.e., those in the horizontal lines, are said to be in a rank
The people 11, 21, 31, and 41, and 12, 22, 32, and 42, etc., i.e., those in the columns, are said to be in a file.
Hence the phrase "rank and file", meaning the ordinary people in an organized group.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:49:15 PM

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We have discussed of lines, queues, rows, and columns over ten years ago.

https://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postsm40375_Three-in-a-row.aspx#40375
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