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    ahead

    Hi there,
    Would you please help to express one thing?
    Suppose in my country the current local time is 8 am and one of my foreign friend's country current local time is 10 am. That means there is two hour difference between his and my time. At that situation, may I use the word "ahead"? Like, your time is two hours ahead of mine. Is it right? or should I use the word "advance" at that situation?

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    Re: ahead

    "You're two hours ahead of 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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    #3

    Re: ahead

    Well, it is clear. What about back? If I say "I am two hours back from you.", is it correct?

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    #4

    Re: ahead

    'I'm two hours behind you.'

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