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    One's possession

    Can anyone clarify me how "One's" works in English language?
    Here's some examples.

    Rarely has it been so baldly true that the enemy of one's enemy is one's friend.

    Not to say one's right or one's wrong.

    It populates one's existence with people who become the main characters in one's life story.

    She notes that one's political allegiance can actually influence one's perception of the economy.

    One chooses one's denomination, just as one chooses one's political affiliation.

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    Re: One's possession

    Does this help?
    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Rarely has it been so baldly true that the enemy of a person's enemy is that person's friend.

    Not to say one thing's right or one thing's wrong.

    It populates a person's existence with people who become the main characters in a person's life story.

    She notes that a person's political allegiance can actually influence that person's perception of the economy.

    One/you/people chooses one's/your/their denomination, just as one/you/people chooses one's/your/their political affiliation.

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    Re: One's possession

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Does this help?
    Yes thanks.

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    Re: One's possession

    I got one more question to ask. There's sentence "One must learn from one's mistakes." Can "one's" in this sentence mean "his, your, their, our, its, my" ?

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    Re: One's possession

    It's indeterminate- it means that a person can learn from her or her mistakes, so it could include all or none of them, though I struggle to see how its fits in.

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