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  1. Newbie
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    Correct use of "that of"?


    I know the phrase "that of" is mostly used to make comparisons but is the following also a correct use of the phrase?

    You committed your life to that of an educator.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Correct use of "that of"?

    Welcome to the forum.

    No. That doesn't make sense to me. If someone said it, I would assume they meant either:

    You compared your life to that of an educator.
    You committed your life to being an educator.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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