“Advance” and “advanced” do not express the same meaning.
Thus, they should not be used interchangeably.
Choose the appropriate word to complete each sentence.
- The electric cooperative sent an (advance, advanced notice) three days before the brownout.
- The president’s (advance, advanced) party came a week before his arrival here.
- The late Domingo Nolasco was my professor in (Advance, Advanced) English Grammar.
- Teachers should be equipped with (advance, advanced) teaching strategies to enable them to cope with the need of the times.
- Though (advance, advanced) in years, some of my friends still engage themselves in activities they love to do.
- Hospitals need (advance, advanced) laboratory equipment to ensure better services to their patients.
- A teacher who has an (advance, advanced) degree in education enjoys a competitive advantage over others.
- The children tendered an (advance, advanced) birthday party for their mother because of the impending typhoon on her birthday tomorrow.
- My students’ (advance, advanced) vocabulary enables them to communicate effectively.
- (Advance, Advanced) booking in some hotels is necessary.
The adjective ADVANCE means “before” in position or time; prior; done beforehand; performed or completed ahead of time. (See sentences 1, 2, 8, and 10.) More examples:
“advance payment”; “advance publicity”; “advance enrolment.”
ADVANCED, on the other hand, means being beyond the basic level; ahead in ideas and practice; ahead in development; in a higher level. (See sentences 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9.) More examples: Advanced Statistics, Advanced Mathematics, advanced concepts, advanced technology, advanced teaching techniques, advanced in age.*