[Grammar] The usage of 'my own'

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saloom2

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Hello everyone,

I'm a bit confused regarding this sentence:

They grow their own vegetable. It means that they grow them themselves.

what if I want to emphasis the vegetables they grow and not the subject, what should I say?
 

emsr2d2

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Hello everyone,

I'm a bit confused regarding this sentence:

They grow their own vegetables. It means that they grow them themselves.

[STRIKE]what[/STRIKE] If I want to emphasise the vegetables they grow and not the subject, what should I say?

You could just say "They grow vegetables" or "They are self-sufficient, growing their own vegetables". If you want to be clear about the vegetables, you would have to name them: "They grow potatoes, courgettes, peas, tomatoes etc".
 
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