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  • And don't forget, at the end of this video there is a full summary slide so before means at some unknown time prior to now on, we don't know when exactly.

  • It's commonly used with the present perfect, because the effect of the action is still felt in the present.

  • But other tenses are, of course possible.

  • For example, I've never bean bungee jumping before.

  • I hope it's fun ago means at a certain time prior to now, and it tells us how long before the present moment something happened.

  • It uses a time indicator, such as a date on.

  • Because of this, it's commonly used with the past.

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  • For example, Did you know that BBC learning English started 76 years ago.

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  • There's a full summary slide before can also mean at a certain time before then ago always counts back from the present.

  • But if you want to count back from a past time, then you need before and because of this, we commonly use the past perfect.

  • For example, I went back to the town that I had left 10 years before to find everything had changed before can also be a conjunction and a proposition.

  • Now, as a conjunction, it connects two clauses together, and they can be past, present or future.

  • But if it is future, make sure to use a present tense in the subordinate clause so past.

  • They started clearing the table before I finished my meal present.

  • I always cook my lunch before I go to work and future.

  • I will read all of the e mails before I decide what to do as a proposition before.

  • Usually refers to a time not a place if you want to talk about a place we use in front off, So time to stay young, go for a run every day before breakfast or place.

  • There were many people in front of me in the queue.

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‘Before’ and ‘ago’ - Learners' Questions

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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