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advance, advancement

Which should you use, advance or advancement? The noun advance means a forward movement or improvement. The noun advancement is used in formal contexts to mean progress in your career; advancement also means progress in society, science, human knowledge, etc.

Incorrect: The defenders detected the advancement of the enemy and pushed them back to their original positions.
Correct: The defenders detected the advance of the enemy and pushed them back to their original positions.
Incorrect: He will facilitate the advance of your career.
Correct: He will facilitate the advancement of your career.
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