earlier vs sooner what difference

what is difference between earlier and sooner

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝliɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜː.lɪə/
  • Hyphenation: ear‧li‧er

Adjective

earlier

  1. comparative form of early: more early
  2. occurring previously
    I shall be late because I missed the earlier train.

Translations

Adverb

earlier

  1. comparative form of early: more early
  2. previously; before now; sooner
    I shall be late because I didn’t start earlier.
    They were looking for some measuring equipment they had placed in the ice earlier.

Translations

Anagrams

  • learier


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsunɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsuːnə/
  • Rhymes: -uːnə(ɹ)

Adjective

sooner

  1. comparative form of soon: more soon

Adverb

sooner

  1. comparative form of soon: more soon
  2. rather.
    I would sooner die than marry you!

Derived terms

  • sooner or later

Translations

Anagrams

  • Roneos, nooser, seroon, sonero

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