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  • Its outrages were usually preceded by a warning sent to the marked man in some fantastic but generally recognised shape—a sprig of oak-leaves in some parts, melon seeds or orange pips in others.
  • It was dated at midnight of the preceding night and ran in this way: "MY DEAR MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES,—You really did it very well.
  • It was dated from Montague Place upon the preceding evening, and ran thus: "DEAR MR. HOLMES:—I am very anxious to consult you as to whether I should or should not accept a situation which has been offered to me as governess.

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  • Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
  • In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.

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