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    what does "advanced" mean?

    In the following sentence, what does "advanced"mean? if that means "in advance or ahead of time", i don't think that is matched with "submitted" in the latter part of the sentence because "submitted" means in this context " was submitted".

    This is really confused so please make it clear.

    - They shall be provided advanced copies of any application submitted to the agency on his behalf.

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Advanced means "modern and well developed".

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    In the following sentence, what does "advanced"mean? if that means "in advance or ahead of time", i don't think that is matched with "submitted" in the latter part of the sentence because "submitted" means in this context " was submitted".

    This is really confused so please make it clear.

    - They shall be provided advanced copies of any application submitted to the agency on his behalf.
    I don't know if you copied this from somewhere, but in my opinion it's a typo. It should say "advance copies", meaning that "they" (whoever "they" are) will be sent copies in advance/ahead of time (as you surmised) of any application [which is/has been/was] submitted to the agency. If you consider that it should be "advance" then your problem with the combination with "submitted" should vanish!

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't know if you copied this from somewhere, but in my opinion it's a typo. It should say "advance copies", meaning that "they" (whoever "they" are) will be sent copies in advance/ahead of time (as you surmised) of any application [which is/has been/was] submitted to the agency. If you consider that it should be "advance" then your problem with the combination with "submitted" should vanish!
    It is really confusing, but what hits me at this moment is that "advanced" in this sentence means " submit". I came to realization that "advance" is a different form of "submit" in meaing after looking up this word in the dictionary.

    Is it possible that "advanced" in this sentence means "submitted"?

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    It is really confusing, but what hits me at this moment is that "advanced" in this sentence means " submit". I came to realization that "advance" is a different form of "submit" in meaing after looking up this word in the dictionary.

    Is it possible that "advanced" in this sentence means "submitted"?
    No, I would agree that it's probably a typo and should be "advance".

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, I would agree that it's probably a typo and should be "advance".
    If you are correct, then you mean "advance" is used as an adjective here?

    But I looked it up in the dictionary, which says "advance" is not used as an adjective.

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Bhai is most certainly correct, as always. An advance copy is a use of a noun as an adjective, and that precise phrase is common.

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    If you are correct, then you mean "advance" is used as an adjective here?

    But I looked it up in the dictionary, which says "advance" is not used as an adjective.
    I think you need another dictionary:
    Main Entry: 3advance
    Function: adjective
    Date: 1701
    1 : made, sent, or furnished ahead of time <advance sales>
    2 : going or situated before <an advance party of soldiers>
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    For example, a bookshop may be sent an "advance copy" of a book. This means that the book is not yet officially published or on sale, but that the author/distributor is keen to allow certain shops or people to see the book early, perhaps so that they can decide whether to sell the book to the public when it is officially published.

    Grammar's not my area of exepertise, but I have a feeling that advance here might be an adjectival noun. I'm sure someone else will advise about that.

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    Re: what does "advanced" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For example, a bookshop may be sent an "advance copy" of a book. This means that the book is not yet officially published or on sale, but that the author/distributor is keen to allow certain shops or people to see the book early, perhaps so that they can decide whether to sell the book to the public when it is officially published.

    Grammar's not my area of exepertise, but I have a feeling that advance here might be an adjectival noun. I'm sure someone else will advise about that.
    I have a question about "advanced".

    A dictionary says it can be used as a verb meaning "move forward", then can "advanced" be used as verb-turned adjective in this sentence?

    help me

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