advance, advanced

As a verb, advance means "to move or bring forward." As an adjective, it emphasizes position (advance guard) or time (advance notice). As a noun, advance refers to the act or process of moving forward. Advanced, as an adjective, has several meanings: "at a late stage," "far on in life," "ahead of contemporary progress or thought," "at a high level": "You may wish to advance the time that you start studying for an advanced degree." The phrase "advance planning" is a classic example of the tendency to use more words than necessary. Planning itself involves the idea of looking ahead, of devising a program for future action. The word advance is here a useless addition.

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