Grammar Patterns

N over n

The 'advantage' group

These nouns indicate that a person or thing has an advantage over someone or something else, or is better than them in some way.
'I have an advantage over some of my colleagues in that I did a science degree first,' he said.
Those umpires and referees who still play sport always will have the edge over those who do not.
From time to time the interests of national security must be given precedence over the demands of justice.
He insisted their academic work had priority over everything else.
  • advantage
  • edge
  • head start
  • lead
  • margin
  • precedence
  • priority
  • superiority
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