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prior to, subsequent to

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The expression prior to means nothing more than before. Yet many professionals insist on using prior to because it sounds intelligent. It isn’t. All it does is stuff up your style with hot air.

The same goes for subsequent to. It means after, nothing more, nothing less.

Example: Before the strategy session, the lawyers agreed to meet for drinks after the court hearing.

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