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An example use of early in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… if it is how early supported very good …”
Early means before the usual time.
the word early occurs in english on average 340.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.