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    One day ahead

    Hi guys,

    We say "They are ahead of us". So do we say "They are behind to us" or "behind us"?

    As you know sun rises in India prior to Usa. So can we say "We are one day ahead of Usa" or "Usa is one day behind us"?

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    Re: One day ahead

    Sometimes. India is not always a day ahead of the USA. There is a 24 hour clock.

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    Re: One day ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    We say "They are ahead of us". So do we say "They are behind to us" or "behind us"?

    As you know sun rises in India prior to Usa. So can we say "We are one day ahead of Usa" or "Usa is one day behind us"?
    We say "They are behind us". Also, please note that all the letters of "USA" are capitalised, and it is normally referred to as "the USA" or "the US".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: One day ahead

    You have to be more specific. India has one time zone, whereas the continental US has four. Therefore India, today, is nine and a half hours ahead of New York and twelve and a half hours ahead of Los Angeles. As most of the US is on Daylight Savings Time and India is not, the time difference will decrease by one hour on November 2.

    Please remember that the name of the country you mentioned is the USA, not Usa.

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    #5

    Re: One day ahead

    "They are x hours behind us" is the way to say it.

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