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Hi guys,

If I said pre the late 1980s would this mean before the late 1980s, and post 1980s mean after the 1980s?

Many thanks in advance!
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Yes, but
pre late 1980s
and I would not use it in formal contexts.
Thanks Marius, how would you write this formally?
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Prior to the late 1980s, ...
Thanks very much for your help :-), so prior also means before?
"Prior to" means before, yes.
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Thanks very much Grammar Geek :-)