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    Smile Phrase prior years vs. previous years

    May I know what is the main difference in using "prior years" from "previous years"? Is one more formal than the other? I encounter this problem in formal report writing.

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    Re: Phrase prior years vs. previous years

    Quote Originally Posted by ziwei234 View Post
    May I know what is the main difference in using "prior years" from "previous years"? Is one more formal than the other? I encounter this problem in formal report writing.

    Thank you.
    Could you give some more context, please? An example of a complete sentence that you want to write would be helpful.

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