An adjective will often precede the noun they modify.
A headache precedes the onset of panic disorder.
An adverb may precede the verb.
Being able to precede an outbreak of hostilities should allow time for the preparation of detailed plans.
Explanations are preceded by an asterisk ( * ).
His questions preceded the actual questionnaire.
His speech was preceded by a reception for students representing all the major faiths on campus.
The 2014 conference will immediately precede the Mersey River Festival, which is due to take place from June 15th to 18th.
The ground fighting was preceded by a massive aerial bombardment of German communications.
The phone number was preceded by the laboratory prefix.
The phrase was preceded by a comma.
The speech will be preceded by tea at 4 p.m. in the library.