Correct use of "that of"?

universe610

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Hello,

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.
 

emsr2d2

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

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.
 
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