I am looking for a word meaning 'the day before' that fits within the following sentence:

'day before the day the conference started'

Alternatively a neater way of saying the same thing would be great.

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    "The day before the conference started"
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 13:34

2 Answers 2


On the eve of the conference.

eve - the evening or day preceding a special day, such as a holiday (emphasis mine)


"The day prior to the start of the conference" is a form often used this being an example.

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