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In this context of usage which one is suitable?

sentence: "make the transition into advance studies/study a smooth one"

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Advance studies would be studies taken in advance of (that is, before) some other activity. Advanced studies are studies beyond basic studies. His advance study of Italian proved of great advantage when he arrived in Rome for advanced studies in the Risorgimento. – StoneyB Dec 27 '12 at 12:40
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We would normally use advanced study for the activity, and advanced studies for the matters studied.

As such, either would be correct, but advanced studies is the more idiomatic, so go with that.

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Thanks for your help. Can you please take a look at my letter of motivation for a masters programme? – Mysterio Dec 27 '12 at 12:04
@JasperLoy I know. I was just looking for a personal favor – Mysterio Dec 27 '12 at 12:44

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