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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109489: Before - In front of - Opposite...
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    Before - In front of - Opposite...



    1) In front of expresses the place  where somebody is standing or waiting: 

    ex : I'll meet you in front of the station at ten. 


    2) When it enumerates elements from a list = before may then express a place or a time, a moment

    ex : Julie's name is just before mine in the list.

    ex : I have number 16... just before you, you have 17 and he has 20!




    3) In order to suggest that the scene takes place in the presence of a person representing authority,  before is used: 

    ex : We're all standing before you,  today to wed this man and this woman in holy matrimony ...


    4) When it means on the other side (of the street or road), and expresses a place, we use  opposite

    ex : She was sitting opposite me in the train, and I was struck by her beautiful face ...  


    BEWARE !  In French, there is an abstract familiar expression, meaning  when faced to , in the face of ; it mustn't be translated literally. 

    ex : When facing danger / In the face of danger, he always remains calm. 



                                     OPPOSITE                                                                                   BEFORE                                  

    Now, you go !  I'm sure you will know when to use the different expressions...  Go for it, that's easy!                        

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    1. I'm to meet her tomorrow at ten the post office. If you want to see her, be on time!

    2. 'Kevin, what's the letter which is just 'H' in the alphabet?' It's 'G', of course...'

    3. My house is easy to find... It's just the entrance to the park!

    4. If you don't look , you will fall...

    5. Try to get there an hour early ... lunch time, at the latest...

    6. Brian is sitting me, in class, and is so tall that I can't see what's written on the board...

    7. I had seen her seeing her father !

    8. Sit your friend and let's have a real explanation!

    9. When too much stress, she gets flustered, flushes and stammers...
    10. Look at Robert! He's just the toy store!
    11. 'Today, all the personalities who fought for this cause, I 'm honoured to declare the opening of this exhibition!
    12. Stand Paul and don't look back!

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