In behalf of or On behalf of difference

in behalf on behalf difference

Similar expressions, but they have a slightly different meaning.

On behalf of someone 
in the name of someone (representing someone)


  • Don’t worry on my behalf. (instead of me)
  • I am proud to accept this award on behalf of Georgina who is unable to be with us today. (that means ..I accepted an award for her because she could not make it to the ceremony but I”ll give it to her)


In behalf of someone 
to favour someone (to benefit /for the benefit of /in order to help someone)


  • We raised money in behalf of the orphans. (for the orphans)
    See both in the same sentence.
  • They are collecting on behalf of (representing) the charity which is seeking funds in behalf of (to favour) its cause.


Ask more questions in the comments below! And we will answer! Yep.

More for you:

How to Write Wmail for Senior Management?

Before you set out to write an email, take a moment to think about whether it’s the most appropriate way to communicate your message. Wouldn’t it be quicker and more efficient to make a phone call instead? Are you just avoiding making the call, because you lack confidence when it comes to speaking in English?

Useful English Phrases For Running A Business Meeting

Business English phrases for meetings. Meetings play a very big part in the business world. During meetings, important decisions are made, people are promoted, demoted, hired or even fired! The future of companies is predicted, business tactics are analysed, competitors are targeted and strategies are planned.


Other schools teach you grammar rules helps you to become a confident English speaker

Written by: Anastasia Koltai

Founder of Ana is a fan of giving away free and useful materials both for English learners and teachers. In her free time she loves biking and playing with her dog.