Their parents may not [advocate for them] to get into advanced courses

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  1. nike20008

    nike20008 Senior Member

    Canada
    French
    Their parents may not advocate for them to get into advanced courses or encourage them to think in terms of becoming prepared for college


    if advocate here is an intransitive

    shouldn't the sentence be " Their parents may not advocate for them getting into advanced courses "


    or advocate is indeed a transitive here and is taking the infinitive phrase as an object

    Their parents may not advocate for them to get into advanced courses





     
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    It isn't. :)
    With the amendment, that version is probably an improvement, but I don't think that the first was "wrong".
     

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