Ere vs. Before

Ere vs. Before — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Ere and Before

Erepreposition

Previous to; before.

Beforeadverb

Earlier in time

They called me the day before.

Ereconjunction

Rather than; before.

Beforeadverb

In front; ahead.

Ereadverb

(obsolete) At an earlier time.

Beforepreposition

Previous to in time; earlier than.

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Erepreposition

Before; sooner than.

Beforepreposition

In front of.

Erenoun

obsolete form of ear

Beforepreposition

In store for; awaiting

The young man's whole life lies before him.

Beforepreposition

Into or in the presence of

She asked that the visitor be brought before her.

Beforepreposition

Under the consideration or jurisdiction of

The case is now before the court.
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Beforepreposition

In a position superior to

The prince is before his brother in the line of succession.

Beforeconjunction

In advance of the time when

See me before you leave.

Beforeconjunction

Rather than; sooner than

I will die before I will betray my country.

Beforepreposition

Earlier than (in time).

I want this done before Monday.

Beforepreposition

In front of in space.

He stood before me.We sat before the fire to warm ourselves.

Beforepreposition

In the presence of.

He performed before the troops in North Africa.He spoke before a joint session of Congress.

Beforepreposition

Under consideration, judgment, authority of (someone).

The case laid before the panel aroused nothing but ridicule.

Beforepreposition

In store for, in the future of (someone).

Beforepreposition

In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items.

In alphabetical order, "cat" comes before "dog", "canine" before feline".

Beforepreposition

At a higher or greater position than, in a ranking.

An entrepreneur puts market share and profit before quality, an amateur intrinsic qualities before economical considerations.

Beforeadverb

At an earlier time.

I've never done this before.

Beforeadverb

In advance.

Beforeadverb

At the front end.

Beforeconjunction

in advance of the time when

Beforeconjunction

(informal) rather or sooner than

Beforeadverb

earlier in time; previously;

I had known her beforeas I said beforehe called me the day before but your call had come even earlierher parents had died four years earlierI mentioned that problem earlier

Beforeadverb

at or in the front;

I see the lights of a town aheadthe road ahead is foggystaring straight aheadwe couldn't see over the heads of the people in frontwith the cross of Jesus marching on before