'after' and 'before'

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'After' and 'before'

Main uses of BEFORE (earlier than) and AFTER (later than):
•  As a preposition:
after lunch
before dinner
After thanking them I left.
Before going to France, you should read the guide book.
You shouldn't buy that expensive car. After all, you don't have that much money.

•  As conjunctions:
After he told me the story, he left my house.
Before we start dinner, I would like to say something.

•  At the end of a clause, as an adverb:
The criminal was stopped a month after he committed the crime.
He has written about this subject before.
I've seen him before.


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