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  1. #1
    Anonymous Guest

    prior to /before

    Thank you all for your replys.

    Sometimes my questions may sound silly. Please don't laugh at me.

    ===Please have forms filled out prior to (before ) approaching th window

    ? Can I substitue prior to with before?

    ? I know prior to is a kind of formal usage. but is there any other
    differences between this two ?

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    You could say 'before' there. They mean the same, but, as you say, 'prior to' is more formal.

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