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    of its (their) own accord

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The words were shaping themselves of their own accord. (R. Kipling, “The Light That Failed”)

    of its (their) own accord = only from itself ; spontaneously

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: of its (their) own accord

    It appears so. A little more context might help.

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