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Welcome, to a rather unusual week of WordMaster@Work! We took Monday off for the holiday, of course, and after bringing you two new editions today and tomorrow, we'll break for another holiday on Thursday. Then the WordMaster Challenge on Friday.

An unusual week indeed! But you can rest assured that it'll all go according to schedule!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
(BEHIND/AHEAD OF/ON) SCHEDULE   予定(より遅れて/より早く/通りに)


  • To be behind schedule is to be late.

    To be ahead of schedule is to be early.

    To be on schedule is to be neither late nor early.
  • behind schedule は、予定より遅い、という意味です。

    ahead of schedule は、予定より早い、という意味です。

    on schedule は、遅くも早くもない、つまり、予定通りに、という意味です。



  1. Construction on the South Bay Bridge is still behind schedule.
  2. Things are going even better than planned. At this rate, we could finish a week ahead of schedule.
  3. We should call the airline to make sure that the flight is on schedule before we leave.
  4. The busses here never arrive on schedule. Traffic is too unpredictable.

英会話レッスンTake care!