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"Within" is a preposition which is often translated as "dentro de", and "prior to" is a preposition which is often translated as "antes de". Learn more about the difference between "within" and "prior to" below.
within(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (inside of)
a. dentro de
You have the right to travel freely within the borders of our country.Tiene derecho a viajar libremente dentro de las fronteras de nuestro país.
2. (not beyond)
a. dentro de
Ask for whatever you want on your birthday, within reason.Pide lo que quieras para tu cumpleaños, dentro de lo razonable.
b. a menos de
I prefer that my workplace be within five miles of my home.Prefiero que mi lugar de trabajo esté a menos de cinco millas de mi hogar.
3. (related to time)
a. dentro de
You should finish the questionnaire within ten minutes.Deberías acabar el cuestionario dentro de diez minutos.
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prior to
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (previously)
a. antes de
Please complete the new patient paperwork prior to the appointment.Por favor complete el papeleo para los nuevos pacientes antes de la cita.
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