(English) Which one is correct? (Drinking on my own and Drinking by my self)?

6 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    "Drinking on my own" suggests that you previously needed help to drink.

    "Drinking alone" is more common than "drinking by myself."

  • 6 months ago

    Both are correct, but the second version should read 'by myself'.

  • 6 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.

  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    6 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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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Drinking by my self I think

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You could say -

    Drinking on my own,

    Drinking alone,

    Drinking by myself (myself is one word).

    They're all correct.

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