动词 precede 与 proceed 的拼法及发音相当类似，因此两者非常容易混淆；然而，这两个单词的字源及意思截然不同。
- The publication of Leibnitz’s work on calculus preceded that of Newton.
- In the experiments, it was found that the structural transition precedes the magnetic transition.
- What does it mean for cause to precede effect?
- After treating the general linear case, we proceed to consider several nonlinear systems.
- Please proceed with your argument.
- In this case, the conventional approach is to proceed with chemotherapy after excision.