Hmm -- I wouldn't say I use that type of expression a lot. Maybe in sentences like "He finally got a car of his own," but not in ordinary descriptions to mean "This is a car of mine" or "This is my car."This is a car of my own.
We use this type of exxpression a lot.
Not unless the sentence continued with something like ". . . that I was telling you about."My question is " This is the car of my own." Would this be correct?
To me it does sound ackward. Would anyone care to explain why?
Hi Cagey, but would it be also correct to say "my own car" in this case? Are both "I want to buy my own car" and "I want to buy a car of my own" grammatically correct? For some reason, I would not use the former and I don't advise my students to do so either but I cannot explain the difference between the two sentences.I think that we use "of my own" most often when we want to contrast this with something belonging to someone else.
"My father will let me use his car whenever I ask him, but I want a car of my own."