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      • Native Language:
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    #1

    After and Behind

    Dear Teacher,

    Instead of After two days, could I say Behind two days?

    And

    Instead of I failed to see him in time, could I say I failed to notice him in time?



    Regards,

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      • British English
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      • England
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      • Thailand

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
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    #2

    Re: After and Behind

    As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, I would reply as follows:

    Instead of After two days, could I say Behind two days?
    No. After relates to time, behind relates to physical position.

    And

    Instead of I failed to see him in time, could I say I failed to notice him in time?
    Yes, absolutely!

    Hope this helps

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