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15 / 09 / 2010

FRONT-2: meaning and examples

Hello everyone.

Today we continue our look at expressions with the English word front.

Today's expression is: in front of (preposition)

This is similar to yesterday's expression, but it is a preposition (in front of) rather than an adverb (in front).

Meaning 1: in a position that is further forward than someone or something, but not very far away.

Example 1:
Luckily, the bus stops right in front of our house, so I don't have to walk very far.

Meaning 2: If you do something in front of someone, it means you do it when they are present.

Example 2:
Honey. Please don't talk about sex in front of the children.

Meaning 3: Still to come; not yet passed (with respect to a person's life). 

Example 3:
You shouldn't be so negative Janet. I know you didn't get this job, but you have your whole life in front of you. There will be more opportunities!  

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