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    on its own

    Which of these are correct?

    Intended meaning: No doctor or medicine was needed.
    The disease disappeared...
    ...spontaneously.
    ...on its own.
    ...by itself.
    ...by oneself.
    ...without help.
    ...on one's own.
    ...all alone.

    Intended meaning: No mechanic was needed.
    I repaired my car...
    ...on my own.
    ...by myself.
    ...all alone.
    ...on/by one's lonesome.

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    Re: on its own

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Which of these are correct?

    Intended meaning: No doctor or medicine was needed.
    The disease disappeared...
    ...spontaneously.
    ...on its own.
    ...by itself.
    ...by oneself.
    ...without help.
    ...on one's own.
    ...all alone.

    Intended meaning: No mechanic was needed.
    I repaired my car...
    ...on my own.
    ...by myself.
    ...all alone.
    ...on/by one's lonesome.
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    Re: on its own

    When can we use "on one's own", "by oneself" and "on/by one's lonesome"?
    Maybe in sentences like these?

    Repairing a car on one's own is a good way to save money.
    Repairing a car by oneself is a good way to save money.
    Repairing a car on/by one's lonesome is a good way to save money.

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