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An example use of own in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… will be all your own down at the bottom …”
Own means to have possession of something.
the word own occurs in english on average 711.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that own can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;