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    ownself/yourself

    1. At first, you should judge your ownlself.2. At first, you should judge yourself.I don't know which one is correct. Do they make any sense?

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    Re: ownself/yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by Azah View Post
    1. At first, you should judge your ownlself ownself.
    2. At first, you should judge yourself.

    I don't know which one is correct. Do they make any sense?
    I have heard "ownself" a few times but I don't like it at all so I wouldn't use your first sentence. I would say simply "Judge yourself first".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ownself/yourself

    (It's possible that ownself derives from a misreading of oneself [/wʌnself/, not /əʊnself/] in some cases; sometimes though it should be two words - as in the traditional saying 'To thine own self be true'.)

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