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    on/at/by my own choice.

    Suppose, I used to work at a school as a teacher but I decided to quit my job for some reason. Now a colleague of mine from the same school is asking me to rejoin the school. And I am saying no.


    1. I left the school at my own choice.
    2. I left the school on my own choice.
    3. I left the school by my own choice.


    Now tell me which one is grammatical and which one is more natural.

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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    Number three is the only grammatical and natural choice.
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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    I find 3 unnecessarily wordy.

    I left school by choice.
    I chose to leave school.
    I left school. It was my choice.
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    #4

    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    All right, If I rephrase my question a little bit by replacing "my choice" by "my own free will" then which preposition will be appropriate?


    1. I left the school at my own free will.
    2. I left the school on my own free will.
    3. I left the school by my own free will.

    Will it still be the third?

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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    Yes. 1 and 2 don't work.
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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    I think of my own free will​ would be most common. Perhaps that's in AmE though.
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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    That's very natural in BrE.

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    Re: on/at/by my own choice.

    As happens sometimes on this forum, I read what I expected to read. I could have sworn that 3 said "of".
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