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antecedent

US [ˌæntɪˈsid(ə)nt]
UK [ˌæntɪˈsiːd(ə)nt]
  • n.先行词;前事;前情;祖先
  • adj.先前的
  • Web前因;先行的;前项
Plural Form:antecedents  
antecedent
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n.
1.
[c]
前事;前情a thing or an event that exists or comes before another, and may have influenced it
2.
[pl]
祖先;先人the people in sb's family who lived a long time ago
3.
[c]
先行词;先行语a word or phrase to which the following word, especially a pronoun, refers
In ‘He grabbed the ball and threw it in the air’, ‘ball’ is the antecedent of ‘it’.
在 He grabbed the ball and threw it in the air 一句中,ball 是 it 的先行词。
adj.
1.
先前的previous
antecedent events
先前的事件

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