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Previus vs. Previous: Mastering the Correct Spelling

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"Previus" is an incorrect spelling; "Previous" is the accurate term, denoting something that came before in time or order.

Which is correct: Previus or Previous

How to spell Previous?

Previus is Incorrect

Previous is Correct


Key Differences

Remember the word "Previous" has "iou" in the sequence.
Think of "Previous" as the "previous" spelling you learned.
Associate "Previous" with "obvious" as both contain "ous" endings.
Note that "Previous" has two 'i's but only one 'u'.
Link "Previous" with common phrases like "previous engagement" or "previous attempts".

Correct usage of Previous

The meeting was scheduled for the previus day.
The meeting was scheduled for the previous day.
She couldn't find her notes from the previus class.
She couldn't find her notes from the previous class.
I looked at the previus page in my book.
I looked at the previous page in my book.
Can you remember what happened in the previus episode?
Can you remember what happened in the previous episode?
The previus owner of the house planted these trees.
The previous owner of the house planted these trees.

Previous Definitions

"Previous" signifies being earlier or preceding.
The previous page contained the table of contents.
"Previous" indicates coming before in time or order.
The previous meeting lasted for two hours.
"Previous" might express an earlier mentioned situation.
Refer to the previous chapter for details.
"Previous" can describe a prior occurrence or instance.
She had previous experience in marketing.
Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior
Children by a previous marriage.
(Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty
"I have been too previous, for which you must blame the natural impatience of a man in love" (Georgette Heyer).
(not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.
(informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon.
An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions")
It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.
A track record of similar behaviour.
Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,Rolls o'er the muttering earth.
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;
The former president
Our late President is still very active
The previous occupant of the White House
Too soon or too hasty;
Our condemnation of him was a bit previous
A premature judgment
Just preceding something else in time or order;
The previous owner
My old house was larger
"Previous" can pertain to the immediate past.
The previous year had its challenges.

Previous Sentences

The previous attempt to climb the tree had failed.
The teacher asked about the homework from the previous night.
He had seen the movie in the previous week.
I read the book in the previous month and loved it.
She mentioned her previous trip to New York.
He compared his current performance with his previous one.
My previous dog was a golden retriever.
The previous lesson was on fractions.
I had visited that museum on a previous vacation.
In the previous summer, we went camping in the mountains.
During the previous game, the team wore their blue uniforms.
Our previous meeting was canceled due to the weather.
The previous chapter of the book was really exciting.
She had a similar experience in a previous job.
The previous version of the software was much slower.
The previous owner painted the walls green.
We discussed this issue in a previous conversation.
The garden was established by the previous residents.
This topic was covered in the previous semester.
They had met once before, during a previous conference.
Our previous efforts to clean the river made a big difference.
The recipe was passed down from the previous generation.
My previous phone had a much smaller screen.
In the previous election, more people voted than ever before.
He found an error in his previous calculation.


Which vowel is used before Previous?

The vowel "e" is used before Previous.

Why is it called Previous?

Derived from Latin "praevius" meaning "going before".

What is the verb form of Previous?

"Previous" is an adjective. The related verb could be "precede".

What is the root word of Previous?

The root is from the Latin word "praevius".

What is the singular form of Previous?


Which conjunction is used with Previous?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the context.

Which preposition is used with Previous?

Commonly used prepositions are "to" (as in "previous to this") or "on" (as in "on a previous occasion").

Is Previous a noun or adjective?

Previous is an adjective.

What is the pronunciation of Previous?

It's pronounced as PREE-vee-us.

Is Previous an adverb?

No, Previous is not an adverb.

What is the plural form of Previous?

Previous is an adjective and doesn't have a plural form.

Is Previous a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it simply indicates order or sequence.

Is Previous a collective noun?

No, it's not.

Is the Previous term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.

Is the word Previous imperative?

No, it's an adjective.

How many syllables are in Previous?

Three syllables.

Which determiner is used with Previous?

"This", "that", "these", or "those" can be used depending on context.

What is the first form of Previous?

Previous is an adjective and does not have verb forms.

What is the third form of Previous?

Not applicable, as it's an adjective.

Is Previous an abstract noun?

No, Previous is an adjective.

Is Previous a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.

What part of speech is Previous?

It's an adjective.

What is the second form of Previous?

Not applicable, as it's an adjective.

Is Previous a vowel or consonant?

Previous is a word that contains both vowels and consonants.

What is the stressed syllable in Previous?

The first syllable, "Pre".

What is another term for Previous?


How is Previous used in a sentence?

"She referred to her previous statement for clarity."

Which article is used with Previous?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with Previous, depending on context.

How do we divide Previous into syllables?


What is the opposite of Previous?

Next or subsequent.
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