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what the differences between "ahead of" and "in front of" The young man and the young woman were sitting behind the writter. the writer was sitting__them. A:before B:above C:ahead of D:in front of The correct answer is D.but WHY?
Oct 31, 2012 6:35 AM
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Hi shero, this may be an easy way of looking at it. in front of = close or near. example 'he is right in front of you (very close)' ahead of = far or at a distance. example 'he ran on ahead (and is no longer in sight)' or 'he is just ahead of us (but at a distance)' however 'ahead of' is not always far or distant it's typically used when someone or something is 'ahead of you' (out of your reach) and you want to catch up. Like in Roy's example "the other contestant is 2 steps ahead" gives a feeling that the opponent is close yet just out of your reach. I hope this helps, good luck ^.^v
October 31, 2012
"In front of" is litterly being in front of someone/something. "ahead" you've to think outside the box... so... my other contestant is 2 steps ahead of me. so it's more figurely speaking.
October 31, 2012
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