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    Default How to use in advance / ahead / beforehand???

    What's differences between in advance/ ahead/ beforehand

    1. I plan ahead. I plan in advance. I plan beforehand.

    2. I pay the rent in advance/ ahead/ beforehand

    3. The sandwich can be made in advance/ ahead/ beforehand

    4. Inform me in advance/ ahead/ beforehand if you can't come to my party.

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    1. I plan ahead. This describes your general behaviour.

    'Beforehand' doesn't really go here, in my opinion, not unless you had told me the event you are talking abut, in which case the simple present is not very likely as a verb form.

    2- You pay rent in advance in the UK

    - I'd make the sandwiches beforehand- this would be for a specific event.

    4-In advance or beforehand.

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    Default Re: How to use in advance/ahead/beforehand???

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    What's differences between in advance/ ahead/ beforehand
    • What are the differences between "in advance", "ahead of time" and "beforehand"?


    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    1. I plan ahead. I plan in advance. I plan beforehand.
    To "plan ahead" is to anticipate. As far as I know, the others are not used.


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    2. I pay the rent in advance/ ahead/ beforehand
    To pay the rent "in advance" or "ahead of time" is to pay it before it is due. I don't think "beforehand" works there.

    Got to go.


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    To pay the rent "in advance" or "ahead of time" is to pay it before it is due. I don't think "beforehand" works there.

    Got to go.


    "in advacne" or "ahead of time" is doing sth for now, or you can do it later, it might have due time.


    "ahead" is doing sth now so the future will be easier.


    For example.
    I have to book a table in advance/ ahead of time. (are both OK?)



    :wink: sabrina :wink:

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    Default Re: How to use in advance/ahead/beforehand???

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    To pay the rent "in advance" or "ahead of time" is to pay it before it is due. I don't think "beforehand" works there.

    Got to go.


    "in advacne" or "ahead of time" is doing sth for now, or you can do it later, it might have due time.


    "ahead" is doing sth now so the future will be easier.


    For example.
    I have to book a table in advance/ ahead of time. (are both OK?)



    :wink: sabrina :wink:
    I don't think the second one is used in that context. (But I could be wrong.) For the second one, try something like:
    • We need to get there ahead of time to get good seats.


    :)

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