Which word is correct?

He went closer to the edge of the roof, looked down and winced (at / before) the height.

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    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. 

    • San4 weeks agoReport

      Thanks!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    at is correct

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  • 4 weeks ago

    'Before' is not exactly wrong, but 'at' is the standard expression.

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  • Anonymous
    4 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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  • RP
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    4 weeks ago

    The correct word is at.

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    At...............

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  • 4 weeks ago

    At..................

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