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    #1

    With my free will

    I decided that with my free will.
    I wanted that with my free will.
    Are these sentences correct?

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    #2

    Re: With my free will

    Neither of them are natural English.

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    #3

    Re: With my free will

    The second has an unnatural collocation of "want" and "free will".

    "I decided that of my own free will" or "I did that of my own free will" work for the first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: With my free will

    I've read/heard "of one's own accord".
    I think it means the same as "of one's own free will".

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    #5

    Re: With my free will

    So which one is more useful in real life?

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    #6

    Re: With my free will

    "Of my own free will", is probably the most frequently used. However, "of my own accord", is still well known and used reasonably often, so you could use either one for variety.

    http://tinyurl.com/pzz9dty
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 04-Sep-2015 at 19:59.

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    Re: With my free will

    I've just changed "one's" to "my" in 'of one's own accord':
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...accord%3B%2Cc0


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    #8

    Re: With my free will

    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish is the best View Post
    I decided that with my free will.
    I wanted that with my free will.
    Are these sentences correct?

    Try:

    I made the decision based on my own free will.

    My decision was based on my own free will.



    --lotus

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    #9

    Re: With my free will

    I find "based on" much less natural than "of" there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: With my free will

    So do I- based on is used with the thinking and reasoning, which is not the same. You free will implies that you made the decision without outside interference or pressure.

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