Refresher no. 6 on the correct use of words ‘advance’ and ‘advanced’ used as adjectives

“Advance” and “advanced” do not express the same meaning.

Thus, they should not be used interchangeably.

Choose the appropriate word to complete each sentence.

  1. The electric cooperative sent an (advance, advanced notice) three days before the brownout.
  2. The president’s (advance, advanced) party came a week before his arrival here.
  3. The late Domingo Nolasco was my professor in (Advance, Advanced) English Grammar.
  4. Teachers should be equipped with (advance, advanced) teaching strategies to enable them to cope with the need of the times.
  5. Though (advance, advanced) in years, some of my friends still engage themselves in activities they love to do.
  6. Hospitals need (advance, advanced) laboratory equipment to ensure better services to their patients.
  7. A teacher who has an (advance, advanced) degree in education enjoys a competitive advantage over others.
  8. The children tendered an (advance, advanced) birthday party for their mother because of the impending typhoon on her birthday tomorrow.
  9. My students’ (advance, advanced) vocabulary enables them to communicate effectively.
  10. (Advance, Advanced) booking in some hotels is necessary.
    ANSWERS
  11. advance
  12. advance
  13. Advanced
  14. advanced
  15. advanced
  16. advanced
  17. advanced
  18. advance
  19. advanced
  20. Advance
    REMEMBER:
    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.*