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    #1

    Before / In front of

    Hello,

    Can you tell me which of the following sentences is the correct one?

    He was singing in front of the public.
    He was singing before the public.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Before / In front of

    Both are correct.

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    #3

    Re: Before / In front of

    "He was singing in public" would solve your dilemma.

    I would say "He was singing in front of an audience".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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