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    Smile bring forward

    We are going to bring our first midterm forward for two days.
    We'll bring our meeting forward for an hour.


    I try to make two samples with "bring forward." Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.

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    Re: bring forward

    We are going to bring our first midterm forward for two days.

    I am not exactly sure what you mean by this????? If you mean that you will write the exam in two days, I guess you could say that with the one small change I made.

    We are going to bring our first midterm forward in two days. or
    Our first mid-term will be brought forward in two days.


    We'll bring our meeting forward for an hour.
    We'll move our meeting ahead one hour. Then we can bring forward your idea
    about......blah, blah.

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    Re: bring forward

    Thanks, redcrows, for your consideration.

    I am not exactly sure what you mean by this?????
    I mean "We are going to bring our first midterm ahead/forword two days earlier than the date on the schedule."

    If you mean that you will write the exam in two days, I guess you could say that with the one small change I made.

    We are going to bring our first midterm forward in two days. or
    Our first mid-term will be brought forward in two days.
    Does my new version mean the same as these two of yours?


    We'll bring our meeting forward an hour.
    We'll move our meeting ahead one hour.
    Are the above two interchangeable?

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    Re: bring forward

    I am not exactly sure what you mean by this?????
    I mean "We are going to bring our first midterm ahead/forword two days earlier than the date on the schedule."

    If you mean that you will write the exam in two days, I guess you could say that with the one small change I made.

    We are going to bring our first midterm forward in two days. or
    Our first mid-term will be brought forward in two days.
    Does my new version mean the same as these two of yours?
    No. When I use "bring forward" , I usually intend it to mean "introduce for the first time". In the situation you describe, I would use move instead of bring.


    We'll bring our meeting forward an hour.
    We'll move our meeting ahead one hour.
    Are the above two interchangeable?
    No, I don't think so. I would use the latter... although , if someone said the former to me, I would probably "get it". As I said, I use "bring forward" to mean "introduce", as in a topic at a meeting of some sort.


    We'll move our meeting ahead one hour. Then we can bring forward (introduce) your idea about......blah, blah.

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    Re: bring forward

    Thanks, redcrows, for your time and kindness.
    I get it now.

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