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J Minn asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

precede vs. before代表的意義是否不同?

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precede vs. before代表的意義是否不同?

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Update:

the year preceding storke

the year before the hospitalization

不都是前一年嗎?時間區段有不同嗎?

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  • Huevos
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    They carry the same meaning.

    It's just a matter of word choice. In most cases, formal writing would use 'before' sparingly (not as formal as precede).

    2011-04-19 21:19:12 補充:

    the year preceding stroke (year before the stroke)

    the year before the hospitalization (year before hospitalization)

    they are the same...in terms of time frame '1 year before'

  • 1 decade ago

    precede是動詞

    before是介詞

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