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Difference "for my own" and "on my own" Can someone tell me When I have to use "on my own" and when "for my own"? Thanks!
Feb 10, 2016 7:59 PM
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"On my own" is about independence: I live on my own; I can cook breakfast on my own; I found my way to the library on my own; I traveled to Italy on my own. "For my own" is possession: I want it for my own, which underlines the fact that it would not be shared. Often you hear it with "very:" I would like a puppy for my very own; if you have something for your very own, however, that further means you are proud of it or cherish it: I got a pair of brand-new ice skates for my very own.
February 10, 2016
...Backing up a little on that one. I've dug around a bit more and, to my surprise, I came across some examples of 'I want xxx for my own'. 'For my own' appears to be some kind of 'fossil' that only exists in that one phrase. I wouldn't recommend using it, though, as it's very low-frequency and seems to be non-standard.
February 10, 2016
"on my own" is used to say you're going to do something by yourself for example "i am going to do this on my own" or "i am going to shops on my own" i cant really think of any situation you would use "for my own"
February 10, 2016
I don't think there is such an expression as "for my own" in English.
February 10, 2016
Sample1 on one's own: Hi, boys, I hope you may accomplish the level test on your own (by self) without discussion with your peer Sample 2 for one's own: Most of the capitalists in the market just care the vest interest they hold, in other words, they make profit for their own. Wish that will help you
February 11, 2016
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