having happened or existed before the event, time, or thing that you are talking about now
👉 Examples :
✅ I’ve met him before on two previous occasions.
✅ She has two children from a previous marriage.
✅ Do you have any previous experience of this type of work?
✅ The lawyer told the judge that Kennedy had no previous convictions.
✅The car’s previous owner didn’t take very good care of it.
✅Please ignore my previous instructions.
✅The temperature is higher than in previous years.
✅The last apartment we lived in was much smaller than this one.
✅Ben’s last girlfriend was a teacher.
✅Beth broke up with her last boyfriend because he drank too much.
✅I never liked my old boss.
✅I saw Phil with one of my old girlfriends.
✅The new stadium is much bigger than the old one.
✅He was my old maths teacher.
✅There were fewer crimes compared to the preceding year.
✅The author dealt with this subject in the preceding chapters of the book.
✅In the preceding section of the poem, Whitman is talking about how important it is to live in the present.
✅her former husband
✅the former US president
✅Kyoto was the former capital of Japan.
✅Her dad’s an ex-policeman.
✅Lydia is still friends with her ex-husband.
✅I didn’t enjoy Spielberg’s last film but I thought the one before was all right.
✅Each year, the convention is a little larger than the one before.