(English) Which one is correct? (Drinking on my own and Drinking by my self)?
- Chi girlLv 77 months ago
"Drinking on my own" suggests that you previously needed help to drink.
"Drinking alone" is more common than "drinking by myself."
- choko_canyonLv 77 months ago
Both are correct, but the second version should read 'by myself'.
- bluebellbkkLv 77 months ago
Annie often drinks alone.
Annie often drinks by herself.
Both correct, and in this context, no discernible difference in meaning.
However, in a different context there could be a slight difference:
Annie made the dinner alone = nobody else was in the kitchen.
Annie made the dinner by herself = 1, nobody else was in the kitchen OR possibly 2, we want to stress the effort made by Annie.
- NancyLv 67 months ago
They're both grammatically correct. If you're talking about being alone and drinking alcohol, something they say is a possible sign of alcoholism, then people generally say:
* drinking alone
* drinking by (one)self
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- Anonymous7 months ago
Drinking by my self I think
- CogitoLv 77 months ago
You could say -
Drinking on my own,
Drinking by myself (myself is one word).
They're all correct.