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a misunderstanding on/from my side OR on/in my part

Discussion in 'English Only' started by One Heart, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. One Heart Senior Member

    Egypt
    Egyptian Arabic
    I am really sorry. It seems there is a misunderstanding on/from my side or on/in my part.

    You can find all of these uses if you search the internet.

    I go with from my side.
     
  2. boozer Senior Member

    Bulgaria
    Bulgarian
    I bet on "on my part" :)
     
  3. One Heart Senior Member

    Egypt
    Egyptian Arabic
    Thank you, boozer, for your comment! But we need to see what a native speaker would say.:)
     
  4. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    I vote for "on my part" also. :)
     
  5. Bevj

    Bevj Allegra Moderata

    Girona, Spain
    English (U.K.)
    I would also say 'on my part'.
     
  6. One Heart Senior Member

    Egypt
    Egyptian Arabic
    Are the others wrong? Would you please comment on them?
     
  7. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    "On/from my side" aren't really wrong, but they're not nearly as colloquial as "on my part." "In my part" is simply not used. (Note that I'm saying this a speaker of AmE...a BrE speaker may have a completely different opinion.)
     
  8. boozer Senior Member

    Bulgaria
    Bulgarian
    Indeed, One Heart, that is an extremely rare usage and a topic that even dictionaries seem to evade. I agree that there was no other way to verify it :) :

    on the part of,

    a.so far as pertains to or concerns one: He expressed appreciation on the part of himself and his colleagues.
    b.as done or manifested by: attention on the part of the audience.
    Also, on one's part.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/part

    PS. I would use on/from my side when I define the location or source of something more tangible, e.g. a storm of applause from my side of the stadium...​
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  9. Sun14

    Sun14 Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    Chinese
    Do you mean "on/from my side" are more formal but still acceptable?
     
  10. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    They're still acceptable; they're not more formal.
     
  11. Sun14

    Sun14 Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    Chinese
    Whereas, on one's part would be used more often and colloquial. Right?
     
  12. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    In my experience, yes.
     
  13. Sun14

    Sun14 Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    Chinese
    Thank you very much.
     
  14. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    You're welcome. :)
     

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