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Difference between prior to and before #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 29, 2005 17:38 pm   Difference between prior to and before
 

Test No. incompl/advan-86 "GMAT Verbal Quiz (9)", question 1

Remember that this happened first and was ......... to the episode that happened afterwards.

(a) before
(b) since
(c) prior
(d) previous

Test No. incompl/advan-86 "GMAT Verbal Quiz (9)", answer 1

Remember that this happened first and was prior to the episode that happened afterwards.

Correct answer: (c) prior

Your answer was: incorrect
Remember that this happened first and was before to the episode that happened afterwards.
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Why prior instead before?
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Difference between prior to and before #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 29, 2005 17:42 pm   Difference between prior to and before
 

As you can see, the expression is prior to. You can't use before with to.
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