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jakartaman

Senior Member
Korean
We say...
I bought a hat yesterday.
I bought a bag yesterday.

Would it be strange if I said, "I bought my hat yesterday" since only someone else can buy my own stuff, not me?

What if I was wearing the hat I bought yesterday and said, "I bought my hat yesterday"?
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    What if I was wearing the hat I bought yesterday and said, "I bought my hat yesterday"?
    "My hat" is ordinary in this situation, jakartaman. It would also be normal to use "the hat" in that sentence. You can use whichever one you want to. If you want to emphasize the idea that the hat is yours, you can use "my hat."
     

    jakartaman

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you, owlman.

    So if I don't have a hat with me--I'm just talking about buying a hat yesterday, do I have to use "a hat" then?
     
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