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