Anonymous:
When I recently sent a letter to court, to be used as my testimony for an issue that concerned my brother, I ended the letter with something like, "Thank you for allowing me to send this letter, on my behalf." When I wrote that, I did not mean that the testimony was to be used for MY benefit, but rather my BROTHER'S benefit, instead of my personal appearance in court.

My questiong is.... did I use the term correctly? Or, should I have used a different term?

Thank you.
Hi,

When I recently sent a letter to court, to be used as my testimony for an issue that concerned my brother, I ended the letter with something like, "Thank you for allowing me to send this letter, on my behalf." When I wrote that, I did not mean that the testimony was to be used for MY benefit, but rather my BROTHER'S benefit, instead of my personal appearance in court.

My questiong is.... did I use the term correctly? No, it made it sound like the letter was intended to help you. Nevertheless, I'm sure what you said in the letter made it clear that you were trying to help your brother.

Or, should I have used a different term?

At the start of the letter, you should have said clearly 'I am writing to offer my testimony for my brother'.

At the end, you should just have said 'Thank you for allowing me to send this letter'.

Clive
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