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jakartaman

Senior Member
Korean
When I lawfully own something such as a building, can I say, "I properly own a building"?

Will "properly" clearly make sense in such a case or will it cause confusion?

Thank you for help :)
 
  • waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    It will cause confusion. :)

    You can just say "I own a building" (why do you think that might imply you do so "unlawfully"?)
     

    jakartaman

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I'd like to know if "properly" would work with "own." I'm trying to find another expression for "something such as a building properly belongs to me." :)
     

    waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    What do you mean by "properly"?

    I mean, what do you think the difference is between "owning a building" and "properly owning a building"?
     

    jakartaman

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I guess... "purchased through a proper process", for example, through my legal representative. So I may not understand all the paperwork involved in it but I know I have ownership. Well, I'm not trying to use the sentence to support my argument in a court of law. I just want to know if "I properly own the building" can be said to restate "The building properly belongs to me." :)
     
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