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Can you join earlier than 2 months?

Can you join sooner than 2 months?

What's the difference between these two sentences? Are both grammatically correct?

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Although people would know what you mean, neither word fits well. They are both awkward.

In less than 2 months is what you are trying to say, assuming that there is a two month waiting period of some kind. We don't usually use earlier or sooner for periods of time.

A much wordier way to ask might be: before two months are up/have expired.

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  • But would you go so far as to say the sentences are grammatically incorrect?
    – Nopeyes21
    Feb 18, 2022 at 7:33
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    No, it's merely a poor choice of words. We don't usually use earlier or sooner for periods of time. Feb 18, 2022 at 9:00
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    Earlier than and sooner than would both normally be used with a date. Feb 18, 2022 at 10:02

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