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    #1

    time difference

    It just gets me confused to describe the following situation.

    For example, I am in Korea and now is 9 am and it is 8 am in China where my friend is, then which one is correct among the following?

    - China is one hour behind Korea
    - China is one hour ahead of Korea



    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: time difference

    It is later in the day where you are, so you are ahead of them.

    I'm an hour ahead of my parents in Texas. When it's noon here, it's only 11 am there.
    They are an hour behind me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: time difference

    /A learner/

    They are one hour time zone behind me.
    I am in a time zone one hour ahead to them.


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    Re: time difference

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    It just gets me confused to describe the following situation.

    For example, I am in Korea and now is 9 am and it is 8 am in China where my friend is, then which one is correct among the following?

    - China is one hour behind Korea
    - China is one hour ahead of Korea
    Thank you in advance.
    paris

    What would you say about this situation?

    (If) It is 11:00 a.m. where I am and and 3:00 a.m. where you are, who is ahead and by how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    paris

    What would you say about this situation?

    (If) It is 11:00 a.m. where I am and and 3:00 a.m. where you are. Who is ahead and by what bunch of time (how much)?
    Your time zone is ahead (to his) by 8 hours.

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    Re: time difference

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    Your time zone is ahead (to his) by 8 hours.
    Don't talk about "time zones"; the question is about time, not time zones.
    Whose time is ahead and by how much? Your answer is not correct.
    "what bunch of time" is incorrect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    They are one hour time zone behind me.
    I am in a time zone one hour ahead to them.
    Barb_D gave a simple, straightforward answer to the original question. Why did you add this, which does not address the question?

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    Re: time difference

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    Your time zone is ahead (to his) by 8 hours.
    e2e4, your enthusiasm is delightful, and your desire to help others is admirable. However, what you write is sometimes irrelevant, sometimes confusing, and sometimes simply wrong. Please bear in mind the notice above this thread: You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language.

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    #9

    Re: time difference

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
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    Your time zone is ahead (of his) by 8 hours.
    That is not correct.

    If it is 11:00 a.m. on Monday where I am, it is 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday where paris 06 is. So (his)(her) time is 16 hours ahead of my time. I have to wait 16 hours until it is 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday where I am.
    If you are confused or doubtful about that consider the following.

    When it is 6 a.m. Monday where I am, it is 10 p.m. Monday where paris 06 is, again 16 hours ahead of me.

    My time cannot be ahead of (his)(her) time some of the time and behind (his)(her) time at other times.

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    Re: time difference

    I amnae in the topic anymore.

    Thanks

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