Translation of antecedent in Spanish:

antecedent

Pronunciation: /ˌæntəˈsiːdnt; ˌæntɪˈsiːdnt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (precursor, forerunner) antecedente (masculine), precursor, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [Philos] antecedente (masculine)
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    • It traces the historical antecedents to freed people's intense desire to become literate and demonstrates how the visions of enslaved African Americans emerged into plans and action once slavery ended.
    • There are literary and historical antecedents to this book, too.
    • Pundits have searched for literary antecedents to this creature.
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    • Plural pronouns with nominally singular antecedents like ‘everyone’ have been a major battlefield in the grammar wars.
    • Because they are free of antecedents, such clauses are sometimes called independent or free relative clauses.
    • He thinks the word ‘everyone’ is singular, so it can't be the antecedent of a third person plural pronoun like ‘they’ or ‘their’.
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    • Obedience to a hypothetical imperative is always obedience to the condition expressed in its antecedent.
    • If the antecedent of a conditional is false, the statement is always true!
    • ‘If lying is wrong, then he will lie,’ has an antecedent whose embedded content is the same as a statement predicating the property on which the speakers moral disapproval supervenes.

adjective/adjetivo

  • antecedente, precedente events antecedent to the independence [formal] acontecimientos que antecedieron or precedieron a la independencia

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