Student or Learner
Is it correct to use "prior" or "previous" in the following sentences? What is the most common word to express this idea?
1-"Don't let your prior/previous expectations influence your research"
2-"It happened without any prior/previous intention"
I would use "previous" in 1. and "prior" in 2.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....