How to translate sentences like "before doing X" in Latin since ante requires an accusative?

  • you could use a gerund?
    – gmvh
    Commented Feb 24, 2021 at 13:24
  • Not sure if this is correct
    – KimP
    Commented Feb 24, 2021 at 14:13
  • 3
    Really needs more specificity. Even a single English example would be helpful.
    – cmw
    Commented Feb 24, 2021 at 17:58
  • related: latin.stackexchange.com/questions/14987/…
    – d_e
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 8:45

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Ante quam (or one word antequam), tense and mood vary (Lewis & Short s.v. ante II.b.2.). Ante quam ad sententiam redeo, de me pauca dicam, Cic. Cat. 4, 20, etc. etc.


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