What is the correct way to say and write:

  • thank you in advance OR
  • thank you in advanced

Is there any difference between them?

  • advanced (what)?
    – user3169
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 5:51

1 Answer 1


'In advance' here is an adverb or more accurately a prepositional phrase and means ahead of time. In the case of 'Thanking you in advance', it implies a favour has been asked for and you're thanking them before it is fulfilled.

'Advanced' is an adjective and cannot be used in this context. It can only be used to describe a noun indicating that it's ahead of it's time or at a higher level when compared to the context.

'Advanced weapons' or 'advanced technology' are describing the nouns weapons and technology respectively over here.


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