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    Early or earlier

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "I am doing these cases earlier today or early today"

    "Our pick up will be done ten minutes early tommorow" or "earlier tomorrow". Could you please explain difference between early and earlier. Sorry for the mistake.

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    Re: Early or earlier

    You still messed up "earlier today or early today". Please click on "Edit Post" and correct that error.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Early or earlier

    I'll answer because you're making an effort.
    To use 'earlier', you need a specified time that the new time can be "earlier than".
    "I'll pick it up early tomorrow." This could mean a lot things to different people.
    "I'll pick it up earlier than 7am" or "... earlier than usual" is more specific. 'Earlier' is a comparative.
    Last edited by Raymott; 15-Jul-2014 at 14:25. Reason: typos

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    Re: Early or earlier

    Thankyou. So can I say "I am doing these things early today because I can't complete them at the end of the day" but "I am doing these things earlier than yesterday". "Your pick up will be done 10 minutes earlier" but "Your pick up will be done early tommorow". Am I correct?

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    Re: Early or earlier

    Yes, that is correct. But for your third sentence you still need a comparison, even if it's just understood by the hearer. "Your pick up will be done 10 minutes earlier [than usual]"

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    Re: Early or earlier

    So can I use "early" in third sentence if I do not compare it with any other day.
    Last edited by tufguy; 17-Jul-2014 at 12:59.

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