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    Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Hi,

    Alex is ahead of John on some levels.
    Alex is ahead of John in some levels.

    I want to mean Alex is showing faster progress.

    In is correct or On?

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Alex is ahead of John on some levels.
    Alex is ahead of John in some levels.

    I want to mean Alex is showing faster progress.

    In is correct or On?
    Neither one is natural.

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    #3

    I want to mean Alex is showing faster progress.

    Hello teachers,
    I want to mean Alex is showing faster progress. (at school or at work)
    Would you please have look at these sentences and tell me which one or ones aren't natural to you?
    I want to omit the ones that are incorrect or not natural.

    4. Alex is ahead of John in some aspects.
    5. Alex is ahead of John in some ways.
    6. Alex is some/several levels above John.
    7. Alex is a level above John in some subjects.
    8. Alex is ahead of john in some subjects.
    9. Alex is ahead of John on some levels.
    10. Alex is ahead of John in some levels.
    11. Alex is showing faster progress in some levels.
    12. Alex is way ahead of John academically.
    13. Alex is some levels ahead of John.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Alex is ahead of John on some levels.
    Alex is ahead of John in some levels.

    I want to mean Alex is showing faster progress.

    In is correct or On?
    It might depend what "level" you are talking about. Can you give us a context in which you want to use such a statement?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    I have merged these threads because they are so similar. I think you might have had another one previously although I can't find it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It might depend what "level" you are talking about. Can you give us a context in which you want to use such a statement?
    Well, I don't have much context. It's just self made. For example, suppose that I am a teacher and thinking about the progress of two students. And I say the sentences to myself in my mind or in my heart. Or whispering. Something like that.

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Well, I don't have much context. It's just self made. For example, suppose that I am a teacher and thinking about the progress of two students. And I say the sentences to myself in my mind or in my heart. Or whispering. Something like that.
    The simple answer for me is not to try and use the word "level" at all. If you are a teacher, then the word "level" has very specific connotations and meanings. If the two students you are talking about are actually at different levels (ie one is a beginner and one is intermediate) then you would say "Alex is at a higher level than John". However, if you are simply talking about the progress of two students in the same class, then say so. "Alex is making more/better progress than John".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Thanks for answering but what about number 11?
    I mean: 11. Alex is showing faster progress in some levels.
    Does that work or not? Is it unnatural too?

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering but what about number 11?
    I mean: 11. Alex is showing faster progress in some levels.
    Does that work or not? Is it unnatural too?
    Did you read post #7?

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    Re: Alex is ahead of John in/on some levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Did you read post #7?
    Yes I asked it because you once used "Levels"
    That's why I wanted to make sure whether 11 is correct or not.

    In this thread you said that: "Alex is some levels ahead of John" is correct.
    In sentence 11 there is also "levels"
    That's why I asked it.

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