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    Cool before/beforehand

    Hello!

    Can before and beforehand sometimes be synonyms?

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    Re: before/beforehand

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can before and beforehand sometimes be synonyms?

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    Not really, I can't think of any situations where they could be. Anyone else?

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    Re: before/beforehand

    I think that 'before' can be, and often is, used adverbially exactly as 'beforehand' is.

    'Beforehand' cannot be used in place of 'before' as a preposition or conjunction.

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    Re: before/beforehand

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Not really, I can't think of any situations where they could be. Anyone else?
    Hi,

    Maybe it's a bit far-fetched, but how about the thrid conditional:

    If I had known before/beforehand that you didn't like horror films, I wouldn't have bought the tickets.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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