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    Exclamation The usage of 'my own'

    Hello everyone,

    I'm a bit confused regarding this sentence:

    They grow their own vegetable. It means that they grow them themselves.

    what if I want to emphasis the vegetables they grow and not the subject, what should I say?

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    Re: The usage of 'my own'

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a bit confused regarding this sentence:

    They grow their own vegetables. It means that they grow them themselves.

    what If I want to emphasise the vegetables they grow and not the subject, what should I say?
    You could just say "They grow vegetables" or "They are self-sufficient, growing their own vegetables". If you want to be clear about the vegetables, you would have to name them: "They grow potatoes, courgettes, peas, tomatoes etc".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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