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    Question a person who speaks instead of someone else

    Hi,

    Is there a word, an idiom or a phrase in English which would refer to a person who speaks or explains something instead of someone else who is supposed to answer that question and explain that issue. For instance, if a teacher asks one student why he/she is late, and another student tries to give some explanation or excuse instead of the first student, is there a word or an idiom which would describe a student who interferes although he/she is not supposed to (he/she may have a good intention but his/her behavior is perceived as annoying)?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: a person who speaks instead of someone else

    The teacher might say "You're not XXX's spokesperson/spokesman/spokewoman. Please be quiet and let XXX explain".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a person who speaks instead of someone else

    In business, an official spokesperson for another person is called a proxy. You cannot use that in a classroom situation of course.
    I am not a teacher.

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