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2007.09.20(Review of 2005.01.06 edition)

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ON BEHALF OF vs. IN BEHALF OF
〜を代表して、〜の代わりに vs. 〜のために

Explanation

  • To do something “ON behalf of someone” or “ON someone's behalf” is to do it as their representative.

    To do something “IN behalf of someone” or “IN someone's behalf” is to do it for their benefit.
  • ON behalf of someone または、ON someone’s behalf は、〜を代表して、〜の代理として、という意味です。

    IN behalf of someone または、IN someone’s behalf は、誰かの利益になるように、という意味です。

ON BEHALF OF vs. IN BEHALF OF

examples

  1. (company president, at employee's retirement party)
    On behalf of everyone at the company, I would like to thank you for your invaluable contribution.
  2. Unfortunately, Mr. Pearson is ill today, so I'll be attending the meeting on his behalf.
  3. The witness spoke in behalf of the defendant, praising his goodness and integrity.
  4. (to a former employer)
    If you were to write a letter of recommendation in my behalf, I'm certain they would hire me.

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