Advantage: [gain, lose, increase]

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Hello everyone,


I'm looking for a way to express the idea that "someone gains, loses or increases their number of points/margin (percentage, etc) in a competition, etc''. My question: does "advantage" sound idiomatic in my examples below?

a. Candidate John gained advantage over his opponent by 5% in popularity in the latest opinion poll.
b. Mary lost some of her advantage over the other competitors; now she is only 3 points ahead in the league.
c. Mike will try to increase his advantage over the other candidates in the next political debate.

Thank you in advance!
 
  • Glasguensis

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    In my opinion:
    a) No, I don't believe this is something most people would say
    b) Yes, that's fine
    c) No, I don't believe this is something most people would say
     
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