She unconsciously waited for the bellboy to precede her into the elevator.
With none of the spiritual preparation which normally precedes the buying of new clothes in Gopher Prairie, Carol marched into Mrs. Swiftwaite’s, and demanded, "I want to see a hat, and possibly a blouse."
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Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
In English, most adjectives precede the noun they modify.