Seeing this error in a few writers’ manuscripts indicates the need for an entry about these two similar-sounding words.
Cue can be either a noun or a verb for a signal to do something: The teacher’s nod was Annie’s cue to begin her presentation.
Queue can be either a noun or a verb for lining up: The students got into a queue for lunch.
The line of writers mixing up these two words now should be a lot shorter!
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