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    #1

    in the forefront VS at the front

    Ollie began coughing, then leaned over and vomited weakly. Ames held him while he did it. The others were running toward them now, shouting jubilantly, Sergeant Groh in the forefront.


    Question: In this case, Sergeant Groh in the forefront == Sergeant Groh at the front? If not, why?

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    #2

    Re: in the forefront VS at the front

    Asked and answered in WRforums.

    For the second time:

    you posted the same question on WordReference.com at the same time.


    Please do not post the same question on multiple sites at the same time. Post it to one forum and wait for some answers. If you're not satisfied with the answers you get, try another forum, but please provide a link to where you've already asked the question and also indicates what you still don't understand.

    Simultaneously posting a question on multiple forums wastes our time!

    (teechar)

    Before you post anything else here, please click 'Like' to show that you have read and understand the above.

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    #3

    Re: in the forefront VS at the front

    The OP has reported post #2 with the following reason:

    "This guy is nosy enough not only to bother me but also to kill my desire for learning English. I can use any way to learn English as long as it is legal. And, as a native speaker, you have right to answer or ignore my question. I have no idea who gave this GUY the right to tell me what to do and what not do over and over again (I don't do anything wrong or inappropriate)! It is way ridiculous! This GUY makes my mind chaotic! Who does he think of himself? He is a spammer, to be specific."

    MaggieQ - I'm not sure if you were referring to Rover or teechar when you said "He is a spammer" but it does not matter which. They are both moderators on this forum, respected English teachers and both were absolutely correct to tell you what they did.
    We make it clear on this forum that, while there is no reason for you not to ask a question on more than one forum, it is only fair and polite to say that you have done so. We don't want to waste our time answering questions that have been satisfactorily dealt with on another forum, and nor do the members of the other forums.
    All we ask is that you post a link to any other forum you have posted on so that we can see what answers you got there, and for you to explain why you did not find those answers helpful.

    Also, I have no idea why you capitalised the word "guy" each time you wrote it.

    Perhaps, instead of spending your time getting so worked up about a simple request, you could spend your time appreciating the efforts of the volunteers here and on the other forums you use, who are giving their time and effort entirely freely to help you and others.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-May-2017 at 14:35.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: in the forefront VS at the front

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can use any way to learn English as long as it is legal.
    And we have the right to put you into post moderation as it is also legal, which has been done.

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