When I say,

He expressed appreciation on the part of himself and his colleagues,

Does it mean he expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and his colleagues?


Does it mean he appreciated himself and his colleagues?.


The former. "On the part of" in this context is equivalent to "on behalf of". As a matter of usage, I would avoid this construction, as I find it to be awkward, clunky and verbose.

  • On my part, you can do whatever you please to do. What does the person is trying to say here? I understand that the person is simply telling about his opinion as to what the other person is supposed to do. Am I correct? – Gt_R Apr 17 '16 at 19:11

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