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I have the following sentence: I am a developer, thinker, and a strong advocate on micro-services, architecture and development of blah blah

I am a strong advocate ON

Or should it be:

I am a strong advocate OF

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You are an advocate of something. Sometimes you'll hear "I'm an advocate for something," but "advocate on" is never used. Depending on the context, you could also use the verb: "I advocate micro-services, architecture and development ..."

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  • I could see "advocate on" being used with an explicit (or even implicit) "the subject of". "I am an advocate on the subject of [thing]." Though it does rather sound like the speaker is trying to avoid saying whether he advocates for or against the thing.
    – Atario
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 22:12
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A 'strong advocate on' can be used where 'on the issue of' is implied: 'a strong advocate on human rights' for example, however, it's mostly better to use 'advocate of'.

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