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well ahead

This page is about the collocation well ahead

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

a long way ahead

For example

  • The others are well ahead, so we'll have to run to catch up.

  • Thanks to the good weather, we're well ahead of schedule at this stage.

Note:
A similar collocation is "far ahead"

Quick Quiz

The leading horse is well ahead, so it should

a. stop running

b. only just win the race

c. win the race quite easily

Contributor: Matt Errey