‘With the advent of the Internet, information is immediately available through computers and other smart devices’.
‘the advent of something’ = the time when something first began to be widely used e.g. the internet, personal computers, robots, penicillin, air-conditioning, word processors, television, scientific thinking, air travel for all etc etc.
Synonym: the coming of
- ‘With the advent of ______, + subject + verb + object‘ (as above).
- ‘The advent of ______ + verb + object’.
The advent of the Internet has raised many concerns regarding people’s ability to retain information.
Also: Since the advent of cheap air travel, many beauty spots have been ruined by mass tourism.
Bonus: Notice how this allows. you to use the Present Perfect Tense.
- Advent (capital ‘A’) = the period of four weeks before Christmas