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Is there any difference between "prior to" and "before"?
"The Economy Prior to 1929" and "The Economy Before 1929", is there any subtle difference between the two?
Thanks in advance.
MWDSometimes termed pompous or affected, prior to is a synonym of before that most often appears in rather formal contexts, such as the annual reports of corporations. It may occasionally emphasize the notion of anticipation