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    Dear teacher

    " It seems like he's getting things ready in advance before he goes out "
    in advance in this sentence is right ?????

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    Yes it is.

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    As I know, in advandce means before st happens

    I think that it should be written:
    " It seems like he's getting things ready in advance he goes out "
    ( "before" is omitted)

    Am I wrong???

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    Default Re: in advance

    Quote Originally Posted by aya_aya7121 View Post

    As I know, in advandce means before st happens
    " It seems like he's getting things ready in advance he goes out "
    ( "before" is omitted)
    The above sentence is wrong. "Before" cannot be ommitted because "in advance" is used as an adverb, not as a conjunction that starts a clause.

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