Carlos Grande
Former, prior or preceding ? Could anyone explain me the difference between these words: Former, prior and preceding?? I would really appreciate your help!!! Thanks in advance :)
Jan 14, 2017 7:18 PM
Answers · 3
Former = the one before or one from the past e.g. the former president prior = This word is formal. It means before, existing or happening before something else, or before a particular time: e.g. The course required no prior knowledge of Spanish. = No knowledge of Spanish beforehand :-) preceding = existing or happening before someone or something, e.g. In conclusion, I hope the preceding arguments have convinced you of the need for action. This word is also formal. Hope that helps!
January 14, 2017
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