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Which one is correct?

He was two person before me in the line. Or He was two-person before me in the line.

Is there a better way to put it? Thanks, guys!

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    I don't think this expression would be used by a native speaker. I would probably say "He was two people in front of me in the line" but I can't say it's an expression I've often used in my life! – Mynamite Jan 12 at 4:24
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    I would say "he was two places before me in the line". – Weather Vane Jan 12 at 8:38
  • Gardness, I'm flagging this question for closure: proofreading questions ("Is this correct?", "Is there a better way to write this passage?") are off-topic unless a specific source of concern in the text is clearly identified. For further guidance, see How to Ask and take the EL&U Tour. :-) – Chappo Jan 12 at 11:37
  • Thank you so much for your answers! – gardness Jan 12 at 13:15

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