Tom, preceding Maggie, as they returned along the passage, opened the door of this room, and immediately said, "Mother!"
Something in his throat half choked the last words; the flush, which had alarmed his children because it had so often preceded a recurrence of paralysis, had subsided, and his face looked pale and tremulous.
But Stephen did not come earlier, and there was another visitor—a nearer neighbor—who preceded him.
It did not occur to her that her irritation was due to the pleasanter emotion which preceded it, just as when we are satisfied with a sense of glowing warmth an innocent drop of cold water may fall upon us as a sudden smart.
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.