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    championing music and dances

    From giving friendship and support to our veterans, the elderly or the bereaved; to championing music and dance; providing animal welfare; or protecting our fields and forests, their selfless devotion and generosity of spirit is an example to us all.

    What does "champion music and dance" mean?

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    Re: championing music and dances

    Source?

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    Re: championing music and dances

    It is from the Queen Elizabeth's Christmas speech. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...stmas-message/

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    Re: championing music and dances

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    It is from the Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas speech. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...stmas-message/
    Note my changes above. We don't use the definite article there and it's important to specify which Queen Elizabeth (I or II) made the speech.

    However, note that most British people would say "It is from the Queen's speech this year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: championing music and dances

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    What does "champion music and dance" mean?
    To promote music and the art of the dance.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: championing music and dances

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    To promote music and the art of the dance.
    So when "champion" is a verb, one of its meanings is " to promote".

    Am I right? I cannot find it in any of my English dictionaries.

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    Re: championing music and dances

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    So when "champion" is a verb, one of its meanings is " to promote".

    Am I right? I cannot find it in any of my English dictionaries.
    Yes, that's right.
    I am not a teacher.

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