life expectancy at birth lags behind 49 other countries

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ronario

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COLOMBIAN SPANISH
Another way to express: "..our average life expectancy at birth lags behind 49 other countries."
 
  • Loob

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    English UK
    Another way to express: "..our average life expectancy at birth lags behind 49 other countries."
    Hello ronario - welcome to the forums!

    Can you tell us exactly what your concern is? If it is to do with the meaning of "lag [behind]", then you might find the WRF English dictionary entry for lag helpful:
    1 fall behind; [follow after a delay].
    The idea in your quoted sentence is that life expectancy at birth in the country referred to is lower than that in 49 other countries.
     
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