x_{1} precedes/leads x_{2} in sequence x_{3}; x_{1} is former/preceding/previous; x_{2} is latter/following.

Also x_{1} before, forerunner; leading, as in 'leading indicators'; x_{2} after, trailing (= selyli'e for reordered places).
See also cmavo list li'e, balvi, ralju, rebla, purci for time sequence, jersi, porsi, jatna, farna.

- li'e
- lidne modal, 1st place preceded by ...; non-time sequencing.
- seli'e
- lidne modal, 2nd place preceding ...;leading ... ; non-time sequence.
- teli'e
- lidne modal, 3rd place ordered within sequence ...; non-time sequence.

- balvi
- x
_{1}is in the future of/later than/after x_{2}in time sequence; x_{1}is latter; x_{2}is former. - farna
- x
_{1}is the direction of x_{2}(object/event) from origin/in frame of reference x_{3}. - jatna
- x
_{1}is captain/commander/leader/in-charge/boss of vehicle/domain x_{2}. - jersi
- x
_{1}chases/pursues/(physically) follows after x_{2}; volition is not implied for x_{1}or x_{2}. - porsi
- x
_{1}[ordered set] is sequenced/ordered/listed by comparison/rules x_{2}on unordered set x_{3}. - purci
- x
_{1}is in the past of/earlier than/before x_{2}in time sequence; x_{1}is former; x_{2}is latter. - ralju
- x
_{1}is principal/chief/leader/main/[staple], most significant among x_{2}(set) in property x_{3}(ka). - rebla
- x
_{1}is a/the tail/appendix [body-part] of x_{2}; [metaphor: trailing, following portion/appendage]. - selbalvi
- x
_{2}=b_{1}is in the future of/later than/after x_{1}=b_{2}in time sequence; x_{2}=b_{1}is latter; x_{1}=b_{2}is former. - selyli'e
- l
_{2}follows l_{1}in sequence l_{3}. - indice
- x
_{1}(ordered set) is an index of unordered items x_{2}(set) ordered by rule x_{3}(proposition)