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    Arrow All His Own

    "a house all his own"
    "a house of his own"

    Any difference between those two phrases?

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    Re: All His Own

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    "a house all his own"....."a house of his own"

    Is there Aany difference in meaning between those two phrases?
    The COCA does have examples such as " Hell, he could probably afford an island all his own!"

    but I'd say that such expressions are not commonly used.

    We could use it with a verb:

    At last he had a house of his own. He had no fellow-tenants to put up with, no rent to pay - it was all his own.
    Last edited by 5jj; 14-Jun-2011 at 08:21.

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    Re: All His Own

    It can be used in phrases such as:

    - He has a lot of hair for a 70-year-old.
    - Yes, and it's all his own!

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