Antecedent in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Antecedent

something that came before something else and may have influenced or caused it

Examples of Antecedent in a sentence

Can you identify the antecedent that led to Jane’s emotional breakdown? 🔊

The legal antecedent for this case can easily be found in the law library.  🔊

In a certain way, my mother is my antecedent because without her I never would have been born. 🔊

The sentence you wrote is a bit confusing because the pronoun does not have an antecedent describing the person to whom you are referring.  🔊

When the screenwriter wrote the second movie of the trilogy, he did not carry over the plot from the film’s antecedent.  🔊

Many authors refer to a novel’s antecedent as the pre-sequel to the original work.  🔊

Because Jamie is a peaceful man, there must have been some kind of antecedent which caused him to attack the stranger in the park.  🔊

The act of working towards a goal is the necessary antecedent, which comes before completing that particular achievement.  🔊

What antecedent caused the two nations to be at war?  🔊

The desktop computer is the antecedent of the portable computer or laptop.  🔊

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