1. They expressed its stance for the Copenhagen Accord.
  2. They expressed its stand for the Copenhagen Accord.

My question is whether stance and stand are exchangable in this context.


In this sort of context stand and stance are not interchangeable.

Your stand for something expresses your active support of it. (Active opposition to it would be expressed as a stand against it.)

Your stance toward something expresses your attitude toward it, which may be positive or negative.

Stance for is encountered only where stance = "physical posture" — for instance, the proper stance for a drive in golf.

  • You mean only "express one's stand for something" is legitimate? "express one's stance for" does not make sense, right? @stoneyB Jan 3 '19 at 12:39
  • @MikePhilip You got it. Jan 3 '19 at 13:24

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