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Grammar, This or That?

Advance or advanced?

Both advance and advanced are adjectives. But they do not mean the same.

Advance: provided or carried out in advance; prior

Advanced: far on (or ahead) in time or course; beyond introductory stage

COMPARE:

Most reservations are confirmed with a 50% advanced deposit. X

Most reservations are confirmed with a 50% advance deposit. √

He was in an advance stage of Leukemia. X

He was in an advanced stage of Leukemia. √

He is taking advance classes in English this year. X

He is taking advanced classes in English this year. √

COMMON COLLOCATIONS:

Advance booking
Advance notice
Advance warning

Advanced age / years
Advanced stage
Advanced technology

 

 

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