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an author\'s note which comes before the introduction and after any dedication â–  verb to write or say something before the main part of a text He prefaced his article with a quotation from Dickens.

COMMENT: A preface is usually written by the author, and explains briefly why the book has been written and who the readers are expected to be. A foreword, on the other hand, can be written by the author, but is more usually by another person, often a famous person whose name might be expected to increase the sales of the book.



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