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    Hello Everyone,

    Can in my own or by myself take the place of in person in the following sentence?

    ...Last but not least, I would like to extend in person ourofficial invitation to the mayor of Shanghai...

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    Not if it is an official and formal invitation.

    "in person" implies that you will physically present the mayor with the invitation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not if it is an official and formal invitation.

    "in person" implies that you will physically present the mayor with the invitation.


    Hi Anglika,

    Do you mean that in person is more formal than in one's own and by oneself? And in some context, they are equivalent to one another?

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    They are different in meaning.

    To do something in person means you physically go and do it.

    To do something on your own or by oneself means that no-one else is with you when you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They are different in meaning.

    To do something in person means you physically go and do it.

    To do something on your own or by oneself means that no-one else is with you when you do it.

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