Talk:behalf

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Plural?[edit]

Is it incorrect to use this in plural form, i.e. in the form on others' behalves? BigNate37 00:48, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Not in either plural form. DCDuring TALK 18:01, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
It is interesting that speakers would be more likely to say "on the behalf of others" rather than "on the behal(ves/fs) of others". DCDuring TALK 18:08, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Relation to behoove[edit]

Is there any etymologic relation to behoove? --212.144.251.27 15:20, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Certainly not a close one. Who knows, though: there might be some distant connection through Proto-Indo-European. DCDuring TALK 18:00, 20 November 2012 (UTC)