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precede

Definition

  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.

Richard Carrigan

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years. He has experience teaching professional and academic English. He earned his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

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