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    A) Own note: Buy milk and cake tomorrow.

    B) Own notes: Buy milk and cake tomorrow.

    Are these sentences above correct?

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    Re: own

    "Buy milk and cake tomorrow" is a correct imperative. What is not clear is the "Own note" part. Is this a reminder to yourself? Without further context it's difficult to comment.

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    I don't understand "own note". The reminder is all that is needed.

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    Re: own

    I wanted to ask if "own note" and "own notes" are correct English?

    If a file name or title, I write "own notes"/"own notes"/"This is my own note" , are these correct English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    "Buy milk and cake tomorrow" is a correct imperative. What is not clear is the "Own note" part. Is this a reminder to yourself? Without further context it's difficult to comment.
    "Own note" part is a reminder to myself. So I know this sentence is my own stuff.

    For example sometimes I am writing notes, I will write "own note" so that I know this sentence is my own note, and not said by the speaker/teacher.

    If I am watching a video about cooking a chicken and writing notes, the video teacher said boil the water for 2 minutes and the video shows her stirring the water for 2 seconds. Put in the chicken.

    I might write notes something like this:

    Cooking a chicken steps:
    Boil the water for 2 minutes. Own note: Stir the water, not sure if stirring is needed, teacher stirred the water for 2 seconds.
    Put in the chicken.
    Last edited by goodstudent; 13-Dec-2014 at 07:08.

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    Re: own

    The most common way of writing this in English is "My note/s", as in "myFiles, My Files, etc." I don't think 'own' is superior in any way to 'my' in this context.

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    Is it correct to write 'A note for myself'?

    Not a teacher.

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    We sometimes write: "Note to self:"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The most common way of writing this in English is "My note/s", as in "myFiles, My Files, etc." I don't think 'own' is superior in any way to 'my' in this context.
    Is "own note", "own folder", "own file" wrong English?

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    'My' would still be needed if 'own' was used.

    Not a teacher.

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