# Resolved questionsAbreast, side by side, next to eachother, consecutive

I am describing a situation in which errors in a string of items can be far away from each other or..., well, side by side, consecutive. I am not sure how to write this down in English.

The list of items can be for example 100 items long. It can be that the items containing defects are randomly spread, and the wrong items are in 'index number', 4, 33, 44, 69, 88, 98,99. That is situation one.

Opposite to that, the items containing the defects can be following each other. Hence the defects are in: 55,56,57,58,59,61,62. Let us call it situation two.

How can I describe that? I have now used 'next to each other'. This is what I have written now:

'This is justifiable if there is much distance between two incorrect pouches. But if the wrong pouches are next to each other this is not a good method.'

For your interest I am describing the functioning of a machine that dispenses some items. In situation two, the error was most likely caused by a defect, not by a random chance.

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probably "sequential" is the best way. "If the errors are sequential" means they come immediately after one another. This would describe two or more errors in a row. Another way, if you are just talking about two together, is "immediately follows". "The second error immediately follows the first".