Advocate vs recommend

Mustermisstler

Senior Member
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
 
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  • london calling

    Senior Member
    UK English
    As a languages graduate myself, I would advocate to anyone who wants to study languages to do/doing so.:cross:
    As a languages graduate myself, I would recommend to anyone who wants to study languages doing to do so.

    Is the structure to "advocate someone to do something correct"? No. You advocate (publicly recommend or show support for) something in English.
    :)
     
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