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Suppose that your name is in a waiting list. Now you want to know how many persons are ahead of you. How would you ask that? Does it make any sense to say something like:

Would you tell me how my position is in the waiting-list now?

Consider that the waiting list is a ranked list prioritized according to the time people submitted their request.

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    I would say "How many people are ahead of me?"
    – user3169
    Jan 1, 2018 at 21:13

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Ignoring situations where you might need to put the question in a more delicate way, and situations where the waiting list is not a ranking but a pool:

Where am I on the waiting list?

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  • Thanks for the answer. The list is a ranked list prioritized according to the time they submitted their requests.
    – Cardinal
    Jan 1, 2018 at 19:09
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    The answer I've given fits that case. Jan 1, 2018 at 19:45
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    @Cardinal this is sometimes called a "queue" instead of a "waiting list", but the expression is the same, "Where am I in the queue?"
    – Andrew
    Jan 1, 2018 at 21:47

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