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I wrote this sentence:

I do not trust what has been written before me.

Now, I was trying to use 'before' in the sense of 'prior to,' but just realized that 'before me' might also be taken to mean 'in front of me.' What might be a better way to reword this? I have thought of omitting 'me'--would that be correct?

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You could say:

  • I don't trust what has been written previously

  • I don't trust what has already been written

  • I don't trust what has been written before ( without me)

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You wrote:

I do not trust what has been written before me.

with 'me' as the object pronoun. But consider that 'before' can also work with a subject pronoun.

I do not trust what has been written before I was born.

I think in your case, you may find the subject pronoun works better.

My preference:

I do not trust what has been was written before I was born.

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