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Order: Proceed Vs. Precede Vs. Follow

hotranchsaucehotranchsauce Alum Member
edited November 2021 in General 288 karma

I've really struggled with precede and how it's sometimes implemented in certain questions. Please let me know if what I have below is correct.

Setup:
1 comes before 2.
2 comes after 1.
1-2

Truths:

"Follow"
I follow 1. (Spoken as 2)
2 follows 1.
2 followed 1.
2 had/will/did follow(ed) 1.
2 is following 1.
1 is followed by 2.

"Precede"
I precede 2. (Spoken as 1)
1 precedes 2.
1 preceded 2.
1 had/will/did precede(ed) 2.
1 is preceding 2.
2 is preceded by 1.

"Proceed"
I proceed 1. (Spoken as 2)
2 did/will proceed 1.
2 proceeds 1.
2 had proceeded 1.
2 is proceeding 1.
1 is proceeded by 2.

*edited

Comments

  • sarakimmelsarakimmel Alum Member
    1488 karma

    That’s all looks right except for 1 proceeding 2.

  • hotranchsaucehotranchsauce Alum Member
    288 karma

    @sarakimmel said:
    That’s all looks right except for 1 proceeding 2.

    Thanks for your response!

    I think I was mixing up "proceed" and "precede".

    Would "1 is preceding 2." be correct?

    I also added a "proceed" section. Does that look correct?

    Thanks a bunch! You're the best!

  • z.stan31z.stan31 Monthly Member
    60 karma

    Yes everything looks good now! 2 "had proceeded" 1 is something you will never see because the grammar is wrong and it would just say 2 precedes 1! But you get the concept now! Proceed and follow are essentially the same.

  • clear227clear227 Monthly Member
    edited November 2021 327 karma

    Precede means come before. "Proceed" is like "you may continue", "you may go forward".

    The root of precede is"pre", which means before.

    • pregame (like in college, drinking before a party)
    • preschool
    • prepare
    • pre-electric
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