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According to Oxford online it is both correct: in phrase on (US also in) behalf of or on someone's/something's behalf I have to say that personally I would also use on behalf. I went to the dictionary thinking it would only show that.
"share me" indicates that it's you who gets shared. Usually that's not something you see outside of slavery and sexual relations ;) So yes, you're quite correct that it's incorrect to use the term in the context you show. But as with so many things, it's becoming ever more common in the day and age where cellphone text messages and twitter messages are ...
Why isn't near, near to and nearby always interchangeable? They can precede the noun. right I follow the latest edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: 1)- near as an adjective: "the near[by] shop" 2)- near as an adverb: "he lives near", "the hour is near", "near dead" 3)- near as a preposition: "a house near the river" in some ...
You are looking at their usage tree upside-down. You are thinking about a predicate and then attempting to discover each usage of nearness on that predicate. To find their differences, you need to invert your box. You don't have to think outside the box, but simply invert the box. Think about near/near to/nearby as separate words, each having its own ...
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