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    Smile an environmental advocate

    Jane is an environmental advocate. She always encourages us to do more to keep the earth clean.



    I suspect that advocate could be replaced with activist or promoter without changing its meaning. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


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    Re: an environmental advocate

    Activist is good.

    I am not so sure about "promoter".

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    Re: an environmental advocate

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Activist is good.

    I am not so sure about "promoter".
    Anglika,

    I agree that 'activist' is a better choice than 'promoter', but it is possible to be an 'advocate' without being an 'activist'. Would you agree?

    A person can advocate an issue without actually taking action.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: an environmental advocate

    Thanks, Anglika and Amigos.
    Got it.

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