On my responsibility. Under my responsibility

Discussion in 'English Only' started by NavyBlue, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. NavyBlue

    NavyBlue Senior Member

    Spain/Spanish
    On my responsibility. Under my responsibility.

    What's the right preposition here?


    Many thanks!
     
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Either.
    Context?
     
  3. NavyBlue

    NavyBlue Senior Member

    Spain/Spanish
    I was not thinking on any particular context.

    Maybe I allowed doing this on my responsibility.
     
  4. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    My difficulty in answering the question is that I don't think I would use either, and without context I can't suggest a sensible alternative.
     
  5. NavyBlue

    NavyBlue Senior Member

    Spain/Spanish
    I see. Then, how should I say the following?

    You can go home.
    If somebody asks, you have the day off. Under / On my responsibility.

    Thanks for your patience!
     
  6. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    I realise that it is some time since this was asked, but would like to offer a suggestion anyway:

    -On my say so.

    However, in reality, I think that a rather longer sentence would probably be used:

    -If anyone asks, I gave you permission to take the day off / I authorised it.
     
  7. candel Senior Member

    english Irish.
    On my authority...under my authorization...both interchangeable..
     

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