Precedence and Precedents

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Precedence and Precedents :

Although these words sound the same, they work differently.

The pop star is given precedence over the factory worker at the entrance to the dance club.

“Precedents” is just the plural of “precedent":

“If we let the kids adopt that rattlesnake as a pet and agree to let them take it for a walk in Death Valley, we’ll be setting some bad precedents.”

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