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    #1

    in advance of his time

    Is both possible:
    He has always been in advance of his time.
    He has always been ahead of his time.

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    #2

    Re: in advance of his time

    Quote Originally Posted by altiwife View Post
    Is Are both possible?

    He has always been in advance of his time.
    He has always been ahead of his time.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in advance of his time

    Thanks a lot but I'm also confused. I found the sentence "He has always been in advance of his time." in a textbook of mine
    and look also here, please :
    http://tinyurl.com/gr49vxx
    "...he seems to have been in advance of his time."

    Whereas the sentence "He has always been ahead of his time." was my own attempt and is correct.
    I absolutely didn't expect that.

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    Re: in advance of his time

    The link seems to lead to a translation from German to English. I still say it's wrong. What textbook did you find it in? "To be ahead of one's time" is a standard, set phrase in English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: in advance of his time

    Hi.
    Thanks again for your answer. But this example shows how difficult a foreign language can be.

    If you take a look at this link:
    http://tinyurl.com/zdxah3q

    Google shows more then 68000 hits for "in advance of time".

    That is why native speakers are so important to me.

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