how to pronounce ahead


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ahead is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ahead in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… time interest rates in the night getting ahead of my relatively high …”

meanings of ahead


  1. Having progressed more.
  2. In the direction one is facing or moving.
  3. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
  4. In or for the future.
  5. At an earlier time.

ahead frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word ahead occurs in english on average 92.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ahead can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ahead can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to ahead


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