An ELL post demonstrates the usage of "preface" when talking about words orders.
This may well be my regional preference, though I couldn't quickly find any written examples where options are listed prefaced by "alternate".
Which fits the meaning of it on the Cambridge Dictionary.
an introduction at the beginning of a book explaining its purpose, thanking people who helped the author, etc.
Another example from the Cambridge Dictionary demonstrates the usage of "precede" for the similar situation
Verbs usually precede objects in English.
I understand the meanings of them. I’d just like to know whether they are interchangeable for this particular situation.
Verbs usually preface objects in English.
Do they mean the same thing when talking about words orders?