1. Earlier is the comparative of early. 2. adverb [ADVERB with verb] Earlier is used to refer to a point or period in time before the present or before the one you are talking about.
Also, can a sentence start with earlier?
(1) A good name is earlier lost than won. (2) She had woken even earlier than usual.
Subsequently, is Earlier past tense?
earlier goes better with the simple past than with the present perfect, when it means “just a while ago”. “Have you seen Bob? — Yes. He was here earlier.” earlier confines the action to the past.
Is it correct to say earlier on?
From the two discussions, we can see therefore, that early on and earlier cannot be used interchangeably; they are not synonyms so do not make the mistake of using one instead of the other. ‘Earlier on,’ is just a mistake that you are also probably guilty of. The correct phrase is early on.
synonyms for a while ago
- long ago.
, early means “before the usual or scheduled time”, while earlier means “before the time that was referred to.” It has that meaning in such situations as: The appointment was for ten o’clock. I arrived early, so I had time for a cup of coffee before I went in.
Opposite of of, relating to, belonging to, or occurring in, a former time (near the beginning) future. late. later. upcoming.
Opposite of afterward in time. earlier. sooner. beforehand. ahead.
adjectiveahead in position or time. beforehand. earlier. early. first.
Word Type. Earlier can be an adverb or an adjective.
EARLIER is useful for nested calculations where you want to use a certain value as an input and produce calculations based on that input.