Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Earlier"

The meaning of "Earlier" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does earlier rather than later mean?
A: They have pretty similar meanings but used differently depending on the context. “I would submit my homework now” means that the action is to be done instantly. “I would submit my homework as soon as possible.” on the other hand hints that the action is not yet done but the person will get to it as quick as possible. Most importantly, the use of “rather” shows a preference/comparison between 2 things.
Q: What does earlier mean?
Q: What does "I called her earlier on her mobile phone and she just hung up". mean?
A: La llamé antes en su teléfono móvil y ella simplemente colgó
Q: What does I only got back a little earlier mean?
A: @Ri-na No problem. 😊

A different way to say it would be "I have just returned." It means I returned not long ago.

(It's quite difficult to say without using "only".)

"Only" emphasises that it was a very short time.

How about that? Any better? 🤔

Example sentences using "Earlier"

Q: Please show me example sentences with earlier.
A: he got there a lot earlier than he had to.
Q: Please show me example sentences with earlier.
A: 1. I called him earlier.
2. We went to the cafe earlier today.
3. We woke up earlier today.
4. School starts earlier today.
Q: Please show me example sentences with earlier and earliest.
A: "Bob arrived earlier than Linda." "In fact, Bob arrived the earliest out of everyone." "I woke up earlier than you." "You're always the earliest to wake up." "You got here earlier than usual." "I always get to work the earliest."

Synonyms of "Earlier" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between earlier and sooner ?
A: -I should’ve gone to the hospital earlier or sooner.

-I should’ve arrived to school earlier.

-I’m going to run out of chocolate sooner than I thought.
Q: What is the difference between earlier and faster ?
A: Earlier.

You can say the train 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 faster but it 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 earlier
Q: What is the difference between before and earlier ?
A: Before implies a an explanation in chronology, so something happens BEFORE something else. Earlier is a descriptor of just one event: “the wedding was earlier” vs. “the wedding was before the party”
Q: What is the difference between earlier and before ?
A: using earlier is meaning a while back in the day and before can mean any time back.
Q: What is the difference between earlier and before ?
A: I went for a walk earlier today.
Before my walk, I watered the plants.
Please clean the kitchen before you leave.
I cleaned the kitchen earlier this week.

Translations of "Earlier"

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Other questions about "Earlier"

Q: It's hot unless I leave a little earlier. does this sound natural?
A: × It's hot unless I leave a little earlier.
✓ It will be too hot unless I leave a little earlier.

Q: His earlier success was outstanding so It could overshadow the mistakes you made on the conference.

not to overshadow what we have made for our lifetime, we should takecare ourselves not to be underestimated.

anyway at the conference, they made some mistakes to prepare foods so they came up with the solution to call catering services.

but the problem is though, after the conference over the food was just there, nothing changed.

I know why, these were all the food with meat. but all the participants were vigan. does this sound natural?
A: × His earlier success was outstanding so It could overshadow the mistakes you made on the conference.
✓ he might have overshadowed you, he did an outstanding job. You also made some mistakes during the conference.

× not to overshadow what we have made for our lifetime, we should takecare ourselves not to be underestimated.
✓ not to overshadow what we have achieved in our lifetime, we should make sure never to be underestimated.

× anyway at the conference, they made some mistakes to prepare foods so they came up with the solution to call catering services.
✓ anyways,at the conference, they made the mistake in not having prepared food so they came up with the solution to call catering services.

× but the problem is though, after the conference over the food was just there, nothing changed.
✓ but the problem was that after the conference was over the food was just there, nobody had eaten it.

× I know why, these were all the food with meat.
✓ I know why! all the foods had meat.

× but all the participants were vigan.
✓ but all the participants were vegan.

Q: ‎Any other earlier given instructuons are still valid. does this sound natural?
A: A slightly more natural way to say this would be:

Any previous instructions given are still valid.

Or, more casually:

Anything I've told you before is still valid.
Q: What did he say?
as you brought this separate earlier?
A: "because you brought this up earlier"
Q: 'As noted earlier this week, Australia’s housing debt to disposable income ratio is at a record level.'
A: Yes you're totally right. And in addition not just more difficult to buy a house but paying the mortgage for those who already have one.

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