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synonyms for my

  • her
  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
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What is a different word for my?

We don’t traditionally think of my as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another term.

my own 

The phrase my own is sometimes used as a more emphatic way of saying my, as in I can’t believe I was betrayed by my own family.

mine

Sometimes you can reword what you’re saying to use mine instead of my. For example, instead of saying This is my seat, you could say This seat is mine. 

Mine is also an archaic form of my. This was especially used before a word beginning with a vowel sound, as in mine eyes, or following a noun, as in I must do what is duty mine. 

our

Instead of saying things like This is my house and her house, we use the plural form our, as in This is our house. 

me

Sometimes, my is used where the word me could also be used, such as in sentences like this: Did you hear about my getting promoted? Historically, it was considered more proper to use my before gerunds (e.g., getting in the preceding example), but using me is now more common and often sounds more natural.

Me is sometimes used in place of my in a particularly informal dialectical use in the U.K. and other places, as in I’ll collect me things and be on me way.

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How to use my in a sentence

Stella-my-niece opened her mouth showing astonishment and very pretty teeth.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
Jehosophat wished he were as small as Hop-o'-my-Thumb, so that he could creep through the keyhole and never be seen at all.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
"Now, you wait and see if someone doesn't try to run off with him before we get home," said Stella-my-niece.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
Then she pointed to a slim object propped against the seat between Stella-my-niece's blue skirt and my own striped garments.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
“Heathcote, the weather is still cool, and we have all been talking of a grand Follow-my-leader run;” began Newland.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
“We are playing follow-my-leader, Mr Growler; so if he goes we all must go, remember,” cried one of the boys.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
The scrub was so thick that they had to climb together and follow-my-leader along what appeared to be cattle tracks up the hill.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME 2IAN HAMILTON
"I beg of you, I appeal to you-my friend," she urged, with that ardour of the counsel who pleads a bad cause.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Drink to me only with thine eyes Through cloudless climes and starry skies!My native land, good night!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
A-my thought there was no place like Grand-ma's for her sum-mer va-ca-tion.
PAGES FOR LAUGHING EYESUNKNOWN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MY

  • hir
  • his
  • its
  • my
  • our
  • their
  • vis
  • xyr
  • your
  • zir
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.