Grammar Patterns

N of n

These nouns refer to people who support, admire, protect, or oppose someone or something. The noun group after of indicates who or what they support, admire, protect, or oppose.
Joe Ricci is a fervent advocate of the new system.
He is a vigorous opponent of nuclear tests and boarded the Rainbow Warrior on the night before it was due to set sail for Mururoa.
He was a promoter of modern art and an influential mediator between East and West.
I have been a strong supporter of rugby league for many years.
  • advocate
  • ally
  • champion
  • defender
  • disciple
  • enemy
  • fan
  • follower
  • guardian
  • lover
  • opponent
  • pal
  • patron
  • promoter
  • pupil
  • supporter
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