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For a beginner who starts learning English, it is quite surprising that in English you use "before" instead of "in front of" in many occasions. However, it happens and I am getting used to it, but not without any further problem. To make a long story short, is the following sentence correct? What are the possible alternative prepositions or phrases to state this sentence?

Learning a new language opens new windows before you, which can change your whole life.

Are these phrases good alternatives to this aim?

  • in front of
  • against

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I would say:

Learning a new language opens new windows for you, which can change your whole life.

new windows used here means roughly the same as new opportunities. It is not a positional or temporal usage, which would be normal for before.

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