Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 181
    #1

    At the bequest of (somebody)

    Hi guys!
    I have read this expression several times: "to do something at the bequest of somebody else".
    I know what a bequest is (legacy, inheritance), but I am not sure of the meaning of the full sentence. Maybe I am cofusing it with "doing something at the request of somebody" (because they ask you to do it).

    Could it mean that you are doing something with someone else's help (their bequest)?

    Thanks a lot!

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,868
    #2

    Re: At the bequest of (somebody)

    I think you are mixing up "request" and "behest". The word "bequest" has a completely different meaning.

    If you have read "to do something at the bequest of somebody else", the writer made a mistake. They should have used "at the request of" or "at the behest of".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 181
    #3

    Re: At the bequest of (somebody)

    Ok, I see.

    Honestly, this was just what I thought at first, but after getting more than 150,000 results for "at the bequest of" in Google and checking that some of those results were published books, well, i thought I was wrong.

    Thank You so much again!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903
    #4

    Re: At the bequest of (somebody)

    You can have at the behest of someone.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,868
    #5

    Re: At the bequest of (somebody)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can have at the behest of someone.
    As I suggested in post #2.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •