33.15.3 Substantivation of infinitive with vor (vor + infinitive)

With vor + infinitive an action before another action is described. The logic is the same as with nach. The English translation is best preposition with gerund.

Examples  
  Vor dem Schlafen gehen, Zähne putzen nicht vergessen.
  = Don't forget to brush the teeth before going to bed
  Vor dem Waschen sollten sie die Temperatur kontrollieren.
  = Check the temperature before washing.
  Vor dem Beten waschen sich Moslems die Füße.
  = Muslims wash their feet before praying.






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