An adverb may precede the verb.
The speech will be preceded by tea at 4 p.m. in the library.
The phrase was preceded by a comma.
His speech was preceded by a reception for students representing all the major faiths on campus.
A great analysis was to precede a great synthesis, but it was the synthesis on which Comte's vision was centred from the first.
A moral transformation must precede any real advance.
Thus, too, each science rests on the truths of the sciences that precede it, while it adds to them the truths by which it is itself constituted.
In this last necropolis cremation seems slightly to precede inhumation in date.
When there are more than three cheek-teeth, those which precede the last three have succeeded milk-teeth, and are premolars.
The teeth which precede the premolars of the permanent series are called either milk-molar or milk-premolar.
A more careful study of the physical as well as the chemical properties of a soil must precede intelligent experimentation in rotation.
Mortality among rats is said to precede the appearance of human plague, but the evidence of this is always retrospective and of a very loose character.
Case is shown by particles, which precede the nouns.
This bias is reflected in the maxim that "correction should precede interpretation," which is no more than a half-truth.
It is accordingly quite possible that a full moon may arrive after the true equinox, and yet precede the 21st of March.
He enters at length into the conditions of ecstasy and the yearnings that precede it.