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Hi teachers,

When own is preceded by a possesive adjective it is used to emphasize that something is the possession of a particular person.

That is correct, isn't it?

But what is 'own' in this case, grammatically speaking? Is it an adjective?

Thanks in advance
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Ah, I see. Yes. It's the first entry in the dictionary:

–adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive): He spent only his own money.

2.
(used as an intensifier to indicate oneself as the sole agent of some activity or action, prec. by a possessive): He insists on being his own doctor.
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Sorry for the delate, here is the example:

Before Arthur started his 'own' factory he worked in one.

Thanks in advance
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Thank you very much. Great help as usual!
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