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    What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    Hi, everyone!

    Could you help explain the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"? Does it mean something like "You are 2 months faster than me"?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    That depends on what you mean by "You are 2 months faster than me". What is the context?
    The usual meaning would be that someone achieved something two months before you did.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    Hi, Raymott, this is the context:

    A: I completed my project today.
    B: What? Today?
    A: Yeah, I know, yours are done. You beat me by 2 months.

    So, I guess the meaning here is "B completed the project 2 months faster than A".
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    "Two months faster" is not natural, but yes, that's the meaning.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    Is "two months earlier" more natural?

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    Re: What is the meaning of "You beat me by 2 months"?

    Yes.

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