1. Come before something in time
  2. Come before in order or position
  3. Go before someone or something

Understanding precede (verb)

  • Page 1 comes before page 2.
  • Page 1 precedes page 2.
  • Sunday precedes Monday.
  • Much practice precedes a concert.
  • When they boarded the airplane, his family preceded him.

Understanding preceding (adjective)

  • preceding page
  • preceding day
  • preceding year
  • Please read page twenty-two and the preceding page in your textbook.
  • They had been studying since the preceding day.
  • Preceding the trial, there had been much discussion in the news.

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