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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    It is hard to part with you to stay ahead of the curve.

    Is that good English? If not, how do I make it near natives?

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    #2

    Re: ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    I can't guess what you mean by "part with you". Can you expand on this? Maybe explain in a different way what you wish to say.

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    #3

    Re: ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    The intended meaning is here: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/part+with

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    #4

    Re: ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    Are you trying to say that, for some reason, in order for you to "stay ahead of the curve", you are forced to part with someone, and you find that hard? The suggestion there is that if you don't part with that person, you will somehow fail to stay ahead of the curve.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    I want to say that without you being around and always offering help, I might not much improve my situation. Or there will be no more progress. Things might deteriorate if you are away.

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    #6

    Re: ... to stay ahead of the curve?

    Your original doesn't say that at all. Your original makes it sound as if you are definitely about to part with someone (break up with them or be apart from them long-term for some other reason).

    It would be hard to stay ahead of the curve without you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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