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Hi

Is it possible to say: It's a little shop of my own instead of It's my own little shop.

Can I use both: From Monday to Friday AND Since Monday to Friday.

Thanks
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1. Yes, if you have several shops.
2. No.
CB
Cool Breeze 1. Yes, if you have several shops.

2. No.

CB

Hi

Several shops?

So, I guess that the one with "from" IS correct?

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NewguestSo, I guess that the one with "from" IS correct?

Yes. Sorry that I forgot to mention it. Emotion: embarrassed
CB
Hi

But I still do not get why I have to have several shops to say that. I go with my friend and we pass by my shop where I work and then I tell him: Look this is my own little shop and I'm very proud that I have it (where does it imply that I have more shops than only this one???)

Regarding the second question: Why is "since" incorrect? We can use it only with the present tenses???

Thanks
1. The use of the indefinite article implies that more than one shop are involved. On second thought, I'm trying to envisage a conversation with "it's a little shop of my own"... Emotion: thinking Perhaps it could be used even if you have only one. People don't always go by the book (= the grammar book Emotion: smile) when they speak and write.
For example, it says in all grammar books that the combination the ... + of one's own is wrong. In other words, we shouldn't say: This is the car of my own. Yet an English pop singer called Cliff Richard sold a million records (or more, I don't know) singing:
And some day when the years have flown
darling, then we'll teach the young ones of our own.
- The Young Ones
2. You can say from Monday to/till/until Friday. Since instead of from is wrong simply because native speakers don't use it with to/till/until. It has nothing to do with tense. There is no verb in your original example.
CB
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Thanks. I think I understand it now Emotion: wink