Whereas a few months before

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Whereas a few months before the opposition leader was an object of derision and scorn, today he is the major candidate for the prime minister's post in the next general elections.
 

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Hi,

You need change 'before' to 'ago': "Whereas a few months ago, the opposition leader was ...".

This is because you are writing as things are today, at present.

I hope this is helpful.
 

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Sue01,

Thank you for your corrections.
I am wondering if my sentences would be correct if I put them in the past like this:

Whereas a few months before the opposition leader had been an object of derision and scorn, today he was the major candidate for the prime minister's post in the next general election.
 
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