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Nous sommes avant vous dans la queue."?

Mark P.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Nous sommes avant vous dans la queue."?

I think, in English we would say "l am in front of you ".. "before you " does not sound correct.

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I guess it depends on whether you think of the position in the line as a physical or temporal place.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

We can say both in English too.  Agree, if the queue is a physical line, much loved apparently in some parts of the English speaking world, “in front” more likely used. However, if the “queue” is more dispersed, “before” is frequently used. 

Anne D.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Or I got here before you, which emphasises the time.

Nous sommes avant vous dans la queue."?

I think, in English we would say "l am in front of you ".. "before you " does not sound correct.

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