due to lack of communication on our behalf

marsbeing

Senior Member
Due to lack of communication on our behalf, we were not able to move into the house that was initially allocated to us.
Does it mean we were unable to move into the house due to lack of communication originally from us or from our representative(s)?
 
  • Ann O'Rack

    Senior Member
    UK
    UK English
    It should really say "due to lack of communication on our PART" rather than "BEHALF", but it would be understood.
     

    pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    It should really say "due to lack of communication on our PART" rather than "BEHALF", but it would be understood.
    Well, maybe. If I forgot to call you about some important matter, that would be lack of communication on my part; if my lawyer forgot to call you, that would be lack of communication on my behalf. (The original sentence sounds, to me, a little bit like it is trying to deflect blame.)
     
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