Dear friends,

I have a serious doubt on the usage of these two words or phrase: followed by, followed to and proceeded to/by.

For eg when we say incident A followed by B, what doeas that mean A happened first or B??

or the eg if i say

5 letters are printed on the page in a same line

A B C D E F G H

now if i have to say that D is before E and after C, what would i say in terms if followed and proceed???

Kindly help me guys.

I am pretty confused, this doubt may be look silly to all of you but for me its important

Looking forward for the reply.
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Anonymousproceeded
No! That's a different word that means "continued" or "went on". You mean precede.

A B C

A precedes B. B precedes C. / A comes before B. B comes before C.

B follows A. C follows B. / B comes after A. C comes after B.

B is preceded by A. C is preceded by B.

A is followed by B. B is followed by C.

Therefore,

precedes = is followed by

follows = is preceded by

CJ

There is no preceded to or followed to. Don't use those combinations! Emotion: smile

You can use proceeded to, but that's a completely different idea. It's got nothing to do with the relationships shown above.

After opening the box, we proceeded to take everything out of it.

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After opening the box, the next thing we did was to take everything out of it.

~

We opened the box and then we took everything out of it.

CJ
Thanks a ton CJ

most of my doubt regarding procede and follow has cleared up,

but one thing I dont understand that if we use the general logic of the word <Follow>

like ..people follow leader, i will follow u, you go ahead we will follow you.

All the above sentence suggest the idea that one is going ahead and others are following so if we use this logic in

A B C

A is coming before B and B before C.

So i used to think that we write like A follow B etc

..

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Also plz help me explaining the right usage of the following sentences:

The last sunday we went to the zoo...< if we want to use the word follow or procede ,.what we should use?>

also

The next/coming sunday we will go to zoo......< same here, with what we should replace next or coming in terms of follow and procede>

Dear CJ, I know i am troubling you so much, but i will be really grateful to u for helping me.
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Anonymouspeople follow leader, i will follow u, you go ahead we will follow you.
All the above sentence suggest the idea that one is going ahead and others are following so if we use this logic in
A B C
A is coming before B and B before C.
So i used to think that we write like A follow B etc
I see. Well, in that case you have to think of the string of characters A B C as if they were marching to the left. A is the leader, and the others follow. Emotion: smile

<<<<<<<<<

< A B C <

____________

Last Sunday ~ The preceding Sunday

Next Sunday ~ The following Sunday

___________

I see that you are still placing an o in precede. precede doesn't have an o. There is no English word procede; it's precede; so you'll have to be more careful in the future.

CJ
I am sorry for repeating the mistake...Emotion: big smile

and thank you very much for your time and help Emotion: smile.

Take care CJ

Shashank,
great help...solved confusing!!...CJ rocks
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keep it..your explanation really work..you sound like you are expert in grammer.. Can you suggest some good books to improve our grammer..
Thanks a lot CJ i was in dilemma. After reading your post i got answer of all my doubts. In some competitive exam i did wrong.
all the best to your future endeavor.
thank u so much cj sir, u r so good at making people understand concepts. i cleared my doubt also.
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