Before sex words, clauses, and sentences–for example, “and,” “but,” “because,” “in order that. He could drive a car before he learned how to ride a bike.
Simon threw the newspaper in the trash before I had a chance to read it. Aprendió a manejar un auto antes de aprender a andar en bicicleta. Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence–for example, “a picture of John,” “She walked from my house to yours. You should finish your homework before dinner. Debes terminar tus tareas antes de la cena.
The letter ‘b’ comes before the letter ‘c’. La letra ‘b’ viene antes de la ‘c’. La letra ‘b’ viene delante de la ‘c’. This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Se presentó ante el juez a dar su testimonio.
Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause–for example, “come quickly,” “very rare,” “happening now,” “fall down. I would have written before, but I didn’t have your new address. Te hubiera escrito antes, pero no tenía tu dirección. You go before and I’ll follow. Ve tú delante y yo te sigo. I would die before I would criticize her.
He stood before the crowd and raised his arms. She has her whole career before her. Ella tiene toda una carrera por delante. Tiene toda una carrera delante de ella. Personally, I’d eat pizza before caviar or truffles. Personalmente, prefiero comer pizza antes que caviar o trufas.