Correct Usage of The Adverb BEFORE



Correct Usage of The Adverb BEFORE :



BEFORE

This word is used sometimes as an Adverb of Time and sometimes as a Conjunction of Time and also as a Preposition.

As an Adverb of Time, it signifies formerly or former occasion.

1. I did this once before and I will do it again.
2. The post has come an hour earlier than before.
3. I never before saw such a dreadful sight.

As a Conjunction of Time, it is followed by a Verb in some Present Tense, if the Verb in the Principal Clause is in the Future Tense.

1. The crops will die before the rains fall.
2. The crops will die before the rains have fallen.

As a Preposition, it signifies earlier than or in front of.

1. You must be home before ten o'clock.
2. He stood before the king.
3. He will be here before lunch.
4. They wrote the exam before the August.

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