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Cue vs Queue

Cue vs Queue. To queue up properly, the marching band relied on a cue from the conductor. ErrNET will queue up your writing errors and fix them one by one!

Cue is a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance; any signal for action; a piece of information or circumstance that aids the memory in retrieving details not recalled spontaneously; a hint or indication about how to behave in particular circumstances; a long, tapering rod, tipped with a soft leather pad, used to strike the ball in billiards, pool, etc.

Queue is a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn; Computers: a list of data items, commands, etc., stored so as to be retrievable in a definite order, usually the order of insertion.

Cue and queue are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are often confused and misused in English writing. ErrNET proofreading technology will make certain that you will never misuse “cue” and “queue” in your writing!

Cue sentence examples:

The dancers followed their cue and entered the stage at the perfect time.

A pool cue is a common weapon in a bar fight.

Rubbing her eyebrow was his cue to ask the question.

A cue card is held beside a camera for a television broadcaster to read from while appearing to look in to the camera.

Queue sentence examples:

The queue of people at the department store’s customer service counter was out the door the day after Christmas.

There was a long queue of people outside the theater for the movie premiere.

Unfortunately, the queue of data was destroyed and irretrievable after the computer was infected with a nasty virus.

A queue of people outside a restaurant waiting to be seated is an indication of a successful and popular restaurant.

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