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American Sign Language:  "before"


There are several ways to sign this concept depending on the meaning you want to convey.

BEFORE-(past)
This version means:
"In the past."
"Previous to now"
"Last" as in "last-night"
"Ever" as in "Have you ever...?"
"Once upon a time..."


Animation:  BEFORE or PAST (previous, "last" as in "last Monday" which means "previous Monday."


BEFORE-(prior to)
This version is means "prior to," "happened earlier than,"  and "previous to an event."  
NOTE:  The left hand isn't moving. The right hand is moving back toward the body. Both hands are slightly bent at the knuckles.



BEFORE-(prior to)

Here is another version. This version means:
"Prior to"
"Happened earlier than"
"Previous to an event"

NOTE:  The left hand isn't moving. The right hand is moving back toward the body.


 

PAST / BEFORE / "back when" / "used to be" / "a while back"


PAST: "way back" / distant past / a long, long time ago /

 

Also see: YESTERDAY

 


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