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    Default Pride Of Ownership

    "Pride of Ownership"

    Pride is inherent in the term Ownership therefore to me this phrase is grammatically incorrect

    Am I correct in this? What is the rule of grammar that we are dealing with?

    Cheers

    Adrian

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    Somehow I find that there is nothing wrong with this phrase.

    You got the pride being the owner of something.

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    Default Re: Pride Of Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by app
    "Pride of Ownership"

    Pride is inherent in the term Ownership therefore to me this phrase is grammatically incorrect

    Am I correct in this? What is the rule of grammar that we are dealing with?

    Cheers

    Adrian
    That's a tricky question because pride of ownership carries two meanings.

    If pride of ownership means, having pride in one's possessions, then the term you are looking for would be something along the lines of (semantic) redundancy. Note, the definition of the word pride (n.) elation or satisfaction over one's own abilities, possessions, etc. Ownership, too, refers to possessions. So, here, we have the redundancy.

    If, however, pride of ownership means, having pride (i.e., a sense of elation/satisfaction) in the knowledge that one owns something, it carries a different meaning.

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    Thanks for your replys - this is a great forum!

    "Pride of Ownership"

    Where ownership is used in the business sense - ie to own a problem or own a project.

    Would the same explanation apply?

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