I lost my business in advantage of a competitor.

I want to say that a competitor will benefit from losing my business.

We should not avoid teaching music in favour of other school subjects.

I want to say that we should not prefer teaching other school classes rather than music.

Am I using these phrases correctly? I look into dictionary and either did not find the word or the usage is slightly different.

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Your second sentence is actually quite good. It is grammatically correct and conveys your thought clearly. Alternative ways of communicating the same idea would be:

  • We shouldn't favor teaching other subjects over music.
  • Music shouldn't be valued less than other subjects.

The first sentence isn't correct. You cannot use "in advantage of" like that. If you wish to say that losing your business would benefit your competitors, here are a few sentences similar to your original that you could use to express this:

  • Losing my business would be advantageous for my competitors.
  • It would be to the advantage of my competitors if I lost my business.
  • My competitors would benefit from me losing my business.
  • It would benefit my competitors for me to lose my business.
  • My competitors would benefit from my business failing.

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