1. in advance 事先,提前。如:

The heavy luggage was sent in advance. 笨重的行李已事先送去。

Everything has been fixed in advance. 一切都已预先安排好了。

2. in advance of 在……前面,超过,比……进步。如:

She walked in advance of her husband. 她走在她丈夫前面。

He is far in advance of his class. 他在班上遥遥领先。

3. on the advance (物价)在上涨。如:

Silk is on the advance. 丝绸价格在上涨。