“An Own Car” or “My Own Car”?
Which of the following sentences is correct?
- Sally has her own car.
- Sally has an own car.
- Sally has own car.
If you think it should be a., “Sally has her own car,” you are correct. This expression of ownership is different than in German. It is NEVER correct to say “an own . . . .”
Here are some more examples.
- Billy has his own television in his bedroom. (NEVER an own television)
- I have my own camera, but thank you for offering to let me borrow yours! (NEVER an own camera)
- Do you have your own office, or do you have to share with someone else? (NEVER an own office)
- Angela and Katrina have their own kites, but sometimes they use ours too. (NEVER just have own kites)
- We have our own business. (=We are self-employed.) (NEVER an own business)