Advocate vs recommend

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Mustermisstler, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Mustermisstler

    Mustermisstler Senior Member

    England
    Spanish.Spain
    Hello everyone.
    What is the difference in meaning between the sentences below? Are they grammatically correct?

    As a languages graduate myself, I would advocate to anyone who wants to study languages to do/doing so.
    As a languages graduate myself, I would recommend to anyone who wants to study languages doing so


    This is what I think :
    I would advocate = I support the idea of doing something.
    I would recommend = I think that doing <something> would be good or suitable.

    Is the structure to "advocate someone to do something correct"?


    < Edited to write out 'something' in full. Cagey, moderator >

    Thanks
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 21, 2017
  2. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    :)
     
  3. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    To advocate is (like a lawyer) to argue in favour of something. It's stronger than a recommendation.
     

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