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    Proper Usage

    Hello teachers, I just want to know the proper usage of the ff:

    On behalf
    In behalf

    In the meantime
    On the meantime
    For the meantime

    Whom
    Who


    Thanks!


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    Re: Proper Usage

    1. In behalf of: for someone's benefit or in someone's interest.
    There was a charity dinner in behalf of the poor children of Chicago.

    On behalf of: To act or to speak as the representative of someone. Somebody speaking on your behalf is expressing your opinion or thoughts in your absence.
    Dr. Reese accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Sullivan.

    2. In the meantime: The interval of time between one occurence and another, during the intervining time.
    I am going to the store to buy groceries in the meantime you can clean your room.

    3. Whom: Acts as the object of a sentence.
    Elena is the girl whom I met in NYC.

    Who: Acts as the subject of a sentence.
    Elena is the name of the girl who works in Mr. Garcia's office.

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    Re: Proper Usage

    Thanks Michelle.

    What about the usage of For the meantime? Can you give an example as well?


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    Re: Proper Usage

    I have never heard "for the meantime".

    I think the correct is "in the meantime"

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    Re: Proper Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle20
    I have never heard "for the meantime".
    I think the correct is "in the meantime"

    I have heard "for the meantime", but do not like it personally. "In the meantime" works for me. It may be that there is a confusion in people's usage with the phrase "for the time being", which is very similar, and could not be "in the time being". Just an educated guess

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