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    get an advancement vs get a promotion

    Would you say "get an advancement" or "get a promotion" at work?

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    Re: get an advancement vs get a promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would you say "get an advancement" or "get a promotion" at work?
    Less formal or more formal?

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    Re: get an advancement vs get a promotion

    'Advancement' is more formal than 'promotion'.

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    Re: get an advancement vs get a promotion

    In the US, one rarely hears about getting an advancement. Promotion is the noun commonly used.

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    Re: get an advancement vs get a promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would you say "get an advancement" or "get a promotion" at work?
    As others have said, there's a difference in formality. But also there's a difference of generality (when the words are used without an article):
    'The conference discusses advancement within engineering careers' vs 'It's important to seek promotion in your first year.' (I think 'advancement' is chiefly used in that general sense; 'getting an advancement' - in any register - sounds v. odd to me.)

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