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    Campaigning ahead of five primaries

    Mr Trump appeared unimpressed. Campaigning ahead of five primaries that are taking place on Tuesday and where Mr Trump hopes to further underscore his frontrunner status, the New York tycoon dismissed the attempt to stop him as “dead and totally desperate”.

    I'm not sure whether I understand the bold part correctly. Could you please say it in other words?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Campaigning ahead of five primaries

    "Ahead of" really just means "before". It does somewhat add a sense of racing, of there being a hurry, a deadline even.

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    Re: Campaigning ahead of five primaries

    Perhaps Boris wants 'primaries' explaining, too.

    I'll leave that to an American citizen.

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    Re: Campaigning ahead of five primaries

    Not really. As a political science student, I know what it is. What I didn't know was the phrase "Campaigning ahead of".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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