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Grammar: advocate or advocate for?

The mistake to avoid here is advocate for. When used properly, advocate means support or recommend, not campaign for. You can be advocates of and advocates for something, but it is not a verb.

 


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Jesse Karjalainen is the author of The Joy of English: 100 conversations about the English Language, Cannibal – the language and history of the discovery of the New World, and Roanoke – the language and history of Early Colonial America.