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English The Easy Way

Following - Next - Preceding - Confusing Words


Following - is the next thing in a specific order

  • February is the month following January.
  • We will meet the following week.
  •    The new teaching is following the same order, as the old teacher.

Next - come right after something or someone;

  •    I am the next person in line.
  •    I get off the bus at the next stop.
  •    What are you going to do next?

Preceding - is used for something or someone, comes before something or someone,

  •    There was a fire preceding a big noise
  •    There was a big dinner preceding the football game.
  •    We TV program will return preceding the commercials.

Ever & Forever

Elder & Older

Either & Neither

Everyday & Everyday

ESL & EFL

Figure Out & Discover

Fix & Healthy

Figure & Figure Out

Fast Food & Junk Food

Flower & Flour

Following & Next & Preceding

For & To

Fun & Funny

Grey & Gray