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    Re: any champions possessing the kind of ability

    not a teacher

    A "champion" has two meanings:
    1) someone who is triumphant over others, who is very successful in a specific field
    or, as you have quoted…
    2) "someone who publicly supports or defends a set of beliefs, political goals, or a group of people", in other words, an advocate.

    I believe soothingdave is saying that because of its use of "champions" in a context where "advocate" would be less ambiguous, the passage is not well written.
    Last edited by JMurray; 19-Feb-2013 at 06:17.

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    #12

    Re: any champions possessing the kind of ability

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    A "champion" has two meanings:
    1) someone who is triumphant over others, who is very successful in a specific field
    or, as you have quoted…
    2) "someone who publicly supports or defends a set of beliefs, political goals, or a group of people", in other words, an advocate.

    I believe soothingdave is saying that because of its use of "champions" in a context where "advocate" would be less ambiguous, the passage is not well written.
    I wouldn't call it badly written. There are plenty of words with more than one meaning, but the context in which they're used makes it clear which definition is being used.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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