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 History of this Word

"afore" is from "onforan" (before) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"afore-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "before" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

afore- illustration Meet the aforementioned Mr. Smith.
afore- illustration Now they can jump right in without aforethought.