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    Default get ahead of / get way ahead of

    1: They get ahead of us.
    2: They get way ahead of us.

    Is there any difference in meaning between 1 and 2?

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    Way = far, a long way.

    'Way' can be used to intensify a meaning- It was way too expensive for me.


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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    Thank you, tdol.

    >Way = far, a long way.

    Then, 'get far ahead of' and 'get a long way ahead of' are also OK?

    Sorry for asking many questions. I really appreciate your kindness.

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    Of the three, I'd use 'way', but the others are OK.

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    tdol, thanks a million.

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    Last edited by Tdol; 26-Mar-2005 at 00:16.

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    tdol, thank you.
    Wow, this board is really cool for having such a voting system.
    I believe statistics give us many tips on
    native intuition.
    I hope the turnout's getting higher.

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    It will do over time. That section adds up slowly. If you look at the section, you'll see how they accumulate. http://www.usingenglish.com/poll/

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    Default Re: get ahead of / get way ahead of

    Yeah, chances are good that 'way' is getting way ahead of 'far'.
    Last edited by peppy_man; 01-Apr-2005 at 14:31. Reason: correct mistake

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