Grammar GuideAdjectivesWhy should you omit "own" in the phrase "my own" used before a noun?

Why should you omit "own" in the phrase "my own" used before a noun?

Why should you omit "own" in the phrase "my own" used before a noun?

Writing 'my own + noun' is redundant. 'My' already indicates possession and should be used by itself.

  • Incorrect example: That is my own dog.
  • Correct example: That is my dog.