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I was wondering if I could express it this way, ‘Not until the leaked information had been publicised did the president make his formal announcement.’From Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 2:
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
The president only made his formal announcement after the publication of the leaked information.
Not until the leaked information ……. his formal announcement.
According to the book, I should use “published”, but according to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, “publicise” means “to give information about something to the public, so that they know about it”.
Do you think that this usage of "publicise" is appropriate in my sentence?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 07-Oct-2012 at 00:40.
"To publish" and "to publicise" mean different things.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
Publicise is not just making something available (publish) but also involves promoting it so that people know (advertising, for example).