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I am confused by the similarity and difference between "ahead of time' and 'advance notive' when it comes to the word choice in the following sentence.

 

If Iris is coming for a visit this month, I'll be sure to let you know____________ so we can all spend some time together.

 

Thank you for reply.

Usage asked Oct 31 '12 at 14:57 Jane New member

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While "advance notice" and "ahead of time" both carry the same meaning, only "ahead of time" fits into your sentence. "Advance notice" does not fit because "advance notice" also implies "advance knowledge" and "know advance knowledge" seems redundant. If you want to use "advance notice" you would need to slightly rewrite your sentence.

 

If Iris is coming for a visit this month, I'll be sure to let you know ahead of time so we can all spend some time together.

 

If Iris is coming for a visit this month, I'll be sure to give you advance notice so we can all spend some time together.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 31 '12 at 15:51 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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