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English definition of “my”

my

determiner     /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 rather surprised at my asking (= that I asked) for the book to be returned. → See also I, i, me pronoun, mine pronounPossessive forms 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).Having and owning - general words 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?Affectionate terms of address relating to a part of some websites where you can choose to see only the information that is important to youInternet terminology and abbreviations I, ime pronounmine pronounGrammar:Pronouns: possessive (my, mine, your, yours, etc.)We use pronouns to refer to possession and ‘belonging’. There are two types: possessive pronouns and possessive determiners. We use possessive determiners before a noun. We use possessive pronouns in place of a noun:See more
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