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here are two examples

  • 3 big reasons why Barack Obama will be remembered as ahead of his time

  • can you tell me ahead of time if you're coming?

one of them means after and one of them means before. I know president Obama has left his office. I thought that It means after his time.

How can I figure out whether ahead means after or before?

  • Will be remembered as ahead of his time doesn't mean will be remembered after his presidency term. Cookie Monster got it right in his answer. – Damkerng T. Jan 22 '17 at 11:09
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3 big reasons why Barack Obama will be remembered as ahead of his time

I think what this sentence really says is that Obama is going to be remembered as a person who was ahead of his time. He is not going to be remembered before he is dead or anything like that. They just shortened a person who was ahead of his time to ahead of his time. So, ahead of has only one meaning: before something happens. How can it possibly mean the opposite?

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