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Meaning of “my” in the English Dictionary

"my" in British English

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mydeterminer

uk   /maɪ/  us   /maɪ/
A1 of or belonging to me (= the speaker or writer): my parents my feet my name my jacket It wasn't my fault.formal She was somewhat surprised at my asking (= that I asked) for the book to be returned.
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my own
used to emphasize that something belongs to or is connected with me and no one else: I want my own car. It was my own decision. This cake is all my own work (= I made it without help).
used in front of a noun as a way of expressing love or as a polite or humorous form of address: My darling! Do you want any help, my dear?
relating to a part of some websites where you can choose to see only the information that is important to you

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myexclamation

uk   /maɪ/  us   /maɪ/ old-fashioned
(Definition of my from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mypronoun

 us   /mɑɪ/
belonging to or connected with me; the possessive form of I, used before a noun: I think about my father and my mother. He wanted to be my friend. My mind went absolutely blank.
my own
My own is used to emphasize that something belongs to or is connected with me and no one else: I bit my own hand.
(Definition of my from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“my” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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