ON ONE'S OWN
23 / 01 / 2006
ON ONE'S OWN: meaning and examples
Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend.
Last week we explained the difference between the word lonely
(to be unhappy because there is nobody else with you) and alone
(to say that there is nobody else with you). Today we will look at a related expression.
Today's expression is
: on one's own
: to say that there is nobody else with you.
We can use this example with verbs like to be
or to spend time
I will be on my own
this week because my husband is going to be on a business trip.
Why are you standing outside on your own
? The door is open. Come on in!
They are very self-reliant and independent because they had to spend a lot of time on their own
when they were younger.
In all of these examples, we could replace on one's own
and the meaning of the sentence would be the same.
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