Advantage: [go up / go down]

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Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Does "advantage" sound idiomatic in my examples below meaning "number of points (percentage, margin, etc) is increased/decreased''?

a. Our advantage over them went up. Now, we're 13% ahead of them in popularity in the latest opinion poll.
b. John's advantage over Mary has gone down. Now, he's only 3 points ahead of her.

Thank you in advance!
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    One would typically use "lead" rather than "advantage" in these sentences, but they are perfectly acceptable.
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