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    #1

    Post Precede

    Hi,

    I would like to know what does this verb means in the below sentence.
    I would appreciate any help :)

    HP preceded HP-BASIC , and such is not as elegant.

    Does it means that, HP existed before HP-BASIC? or It has been preferred?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Precede

    It came before.

    The second half of the sentence is oddly phrased.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Precede

    I agree that the second half of the sentence is odd. I suspect that it should read "...and as such is not as elegant." It's still clumsy, but understandable.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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