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    Difference "On my way" and "On the way"

    Hi All,

    I wanted to know the difference between "on my way" and "on the way". Thanks.


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    Re: Difference "On my way" and "On the way"

    Not much. But "the way" implies an established route, that everyone takes. "My way" just means coming, perhaps in a way that is unique. I'd be "on the way" from Montreal to Toronto on the train or the major highway. I'd be "on my way" from a random corner of the city to your house.

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    Re: Difference "On my way" and "On the way"

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Hi All,

    I wanted to know the difference between "on my way" and "on the way". Thanks.


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