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early in English:

1. early early


If you're tired, why don't you go to sleep? "Because if I go to sleep now I will wake up too early."
It's early.
Thanks to your help, I was able to finish early.
Tom should go to bed early tonight since he has a test tomorrow.
It's too early in the year for cherry blossoms to be out.
Jefferson was a happy president in those early days of 1801.
In the early days of American history, blacks lived in slavery.
Tom wondered if Mary would think that eight in the morning was too early for him to open a bottle of wine.
In the early afternoon, Tom decided that he just had to get out of the house.
Early the next morning, the circus left for the next town.
The crop suffered serious damage as a consequence of the early frost.
Early explorers used the stars for navigation.
How early do I have to make a reservation to qualify for the discount?
The prime minister hinted at the possibility of an early election.
Catching cancer early increases survival odds.

2. late late


Too late.
It was bad enough that he usually came to work late, but coming in drunk was the last straw, and I'm going to have to let him go.
It's too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.
In late August, the Allied forces captured Paris.
When she was late, I felt like scolding her, but I held my tongue.
If your rent comes in past the fifth, a late charge will be added.
Churchill visited Stalin late in 1944.
He attended the high school for three years without missing a single day or being late.
Good morning. You're a bit late today, aren't you? "Yes, I ran into a bit of trouble."
Though he lives within a stone's throw of the school, he is often late.
I discovered too late that I left out the most important part of my speech.
We were held up for half an hour in the traffic and so we arrived late.
Let’s go now. Otherwise, we'll be late.
Your voice reminds me of my late grandmother.
The number of students who were late for school was much smaller than I had expected.

English word "early"(late) occurs in sets:

A14 Adjectives - OPPOSITES

3. in the morning or before the expected time in the morning or before the expected time



English word "early"(in the morning or before the expected time) occurs in sets:

Most common adverbs

4. ahead of schedule ahead of schedule


Everything is running smoothly and we expect to finish ahead of schedule.
finish 10 minutes ahead of schedule

English word "early"(ahead of schedule) occurs in sets:

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5. too soon too soon


He will not be long after me, but may come too soon.
We made the decision too soon.

English word "early"(too soon) occurs in sets:

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