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Sepmre

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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?

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Barb_D

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It came before.

The second half of the sentence is oddly phrased.
 

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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.
 
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