Which word is correct?
He went closer to the edge of the roof, looked down and winced (at / before) the height.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
I can see some dialects using a variant of "before" in this situation, but most people would use "at". Before tends to mean prior to, or in front of, and in front of can be used to mean in face of, facing, and thus there are some dialects of English which employ "before" to mean "facing", as in to be confronted by, but it is relatively uncommon. You might encounter it occasionally.
- robertoLv 64 weeks ago
at is correct
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
'Before' is not exactly wrong, but 'at' is the standard expression.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Both can be used. "Before" can mean "in front of." It depends on what you are trying to say. The smoothest sentence would be the one using "at," because "winced at" is the more common expression.
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- RPLv 74 weeks ago
The correct word is at.
- audreyLv 74 weeks ago
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