• For example, a student says "preclude" instead of "precede" when talking about one event coming before another.

    VOA: special.2010.01.28

  • That's not meant to be a bad word but suggests being influenced, one might say, in the sense of "open the window and influenza," by those signs that precede it.

    这不是个不好的词,只是想要表达影响的意思,人们可能说将一个符号之前的符号称作是“,“打开了窗户,引发了流感“

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  • It sounds like precede but it means prevent.

    VOA: special.2010.01.28

  • "For instance,using the word 'preclude' to mean 'precede.' Yeah,it sounds like 'precede,' but it means 'prevent.' And yet 'preclude' is not a particularly erudite term.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.16

  • It just sounds a tiny bit fancier than precede and actually means something totally different,".

    VOA: standard.2010.01.16

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