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by myself / alone / on my own

What is the difference between them?

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    To be "on your own" is usually more like stating independence from something
    Example:
    "I just moved out of my parents house, I am going to live on my own now."
    To be "alone" or to be "by myself" are very similar and would just depend on the situation.
    If your just in a not so great mood you could say, "I want to be by myself for a while."
    Or if you want to be more dramatic and put more emotion out there you could say "I want to be alone."
    The word "alone" is being much more direct than saying "by myself"

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