Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

advantage

advantage
Meaning(s)
1) favourable circumstance likely to bring success
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • get/have/provide an advantage, work to your advantage
  • Analysis
    An 'advantage' is a favourable position or circumstance in relation to others. This could be an advantage by accident or as the result of effort and hard work. If you have 'an advantage' you are more likely to succeed. This noun can be used in professional and social contexts. Similar meaning expressions include, 'to have the upper hand', 'to have a head start', and 'a running start'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You should take advantage of the Black Friday sales. You'll find lots of bargains online!
    2. Mary had an advantage over the other athletes, because she had been training for an extra month.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The weak dollar was proving to be a great advantage to the European investors in the project.
    2. She had been training for years, so she had a significant advantage over the other candidates for promotion.
    3. It's always advantageous to do your market research before launching a new product.
    4. The risks we took when launching our new product worked to our advantage. They really paid off.
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