Before and in front of

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Before is used to refer to time. In front of is used to refer to place.


In some cases before can refer to place. For example, we can use before to talk about the order in which people or objects come in lists, queues etc.

Before can also mean in the presence of an important person.

We do not use in front of to talk about objects that are on the other side of the road, river etc. This idea is usually expressed with opposite.


See Also

Back and Again
Bath and bathe
Beat and win
Because of, due to, owing to and on account of
Before and in front of
Begin and Start
Belong to, belong on and belong in
Below and under
Between and among
Between and during
Between and from
Big, large and great
A bit
Born and borne
Bring and take
But, though, in spite of, despite
By and with