English structures in which prepositional phrases are used appear a lot in both spoken and written speech. This makes learners a bit “confused” and confused or misused prepositions. To remember these structures, there is no other way but to learn them firmly from the beginning. And in today’s post, Step Up will give you a very common structure that is on behalf of . Let’s join the article now.
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1. What is On behalf of?
On behalf of is a prepositional phrase in English that means “on behalf of” or “on behalf of”.
On behalf of my parents, I would like to thank everyone for their presence.On behalf of my parents, I would like to thank everyone for their presence.On behalf of the management board, I would like to read the decision to appoint a director.On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to read the decision to appoint the director.He will attend a meeting on behalf of the director.He will represent the director in a meeting.
2. How to use on behalf of in English
On behalf of is used when the speaker wants to mention who represents, on behalf of an entity, company, organization, etc.
On behalf of is used in case of replacement, representation here is made when an individual, organization or business is absent or unable to participate.
She signs the order confirmation on behalf of her manager.She signed the order on behalf of her manager.He attended the party on behalf of his family.He attended the party on behalf of his family.He has no right to act on her behalf.He has no right to represent her.
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Meanwhile, In behalf of means to represent, on behalf of an individual, organization, enterprise, etc. with good purposes, to serve the interests of individuals, businesses, organizations, etc. there.
It can be understood that the representative is the person who directly acts and the person represented will be the person who directly receives the benefits.
We have cooked lots of congee in behalf of the homeless people.We have cooked a lot of porridge for the homeless.She paid all the hospital fees in behalf of the baby with heart disease.She paid the full hospital fee for the little girl with heart disease.He has called for support in behalf of the poor.He called for donations for the poor.
4. Exercises on how to use on behalf of
If you only read theory, you may have forgotten the use of on behalf of in less than an hour.
Let’s practice right away with the exercise below to test the knowledge you have just acquired!
Rewrite the following sentences from Vietnamese into English using the structure on behalf of.
He represented my school in foreign exams. She allowed me to attend the meeting on her behalf. He made great efforts to be represented at the press conference by the company’s representative. I apologize on behalf of my staff for this incident. I will argue with him on your behalf. She wants me to solve this problem on her behalf. I represent the company to participate in the match. price.He went abroad on behalf of the director. She thanked everyone on behalf of her father.My secretary will come to his birthday party on my behalf.
He took the foreign exam on behalf of my school.She allowed me to attend the meeting on her behalf.He put in a lot of effort to speak on behalf of the company at the press conference.I apologized on behalf of my staff for this incident.I will argue with him on your behalf.She wants me to deal with this on her behalf.I participate in the auction on behalf of the company.He is on behalf of the director to work abroad.She thanked everyone on behalf of her father.My secretary will go to his birthday party on my behalf.
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Above, we have explained the prepositional phrase on behalf of and guided how to use it. Hopefully, after this article, you can use on behalf of fluently in communication as well as in exams. Do not forget to actively use this structure in daily communication.