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English translation: its own

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23:19 Dec 29, 2016
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / in a tech/engineering text
English term or phrase: own
From the RRT results, each testing laboratory can know the evaluation of own measurement results, which is unavailable individually. On the other hand, since the judgment criteria on correlation are not established, it requires caution to evaluate the results. We are going to consider it as the subject.

In this case own is OK? Or its each should be used?

Thank you for your advice.
Sue-my
Local time: 02:35
English translation:its own
Explanation:
Each laboratory can know the evaluation of its (=that laboratory's) own measurement results.

If it was about a person, it would be each person... of his/her own....



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Note added at 32 mins (2016-12-29 23:51:59 GMT)
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You can't use 'own' by itself, it is always its or his or her own. Note the difference in spelling between it's (abbreviation of 'it is') and its without the apostrophe (the possessive adjective).
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Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 11:35
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its own


Explanation:
Each laboratory can know the evaluation of its (=that laboratory's) own measurement results.

If it was about a person, it would be each person... of his/her own....



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Note added at 32 mins (2016-12-29 23:51:59 GMT)
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You can't use 'own' by itself, it is always its or his or her own. Note the difference in spelling between it's (abbreviation of 'it is') and its without the apostrophe (the possessive adjective).

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
7 hrs
  -> Thank you Jack.

agree  Simon Mac
10 hrs
  -> Thanks Simon.

agree  acetran
11 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Charles Davis
12 hrs
  -> Thanks Charles.

neutral  B D Finch: Probably right, but there is room for uncertainty about who did the measurement - could it be the end user of whatever is being tested?
18 hrs
  -> The whole sentence is poorly worded, so it's hard to say for sure. In that case it should be that person/entity's own.

agree  Björn Vrooman: Sometimes, the possessive is just thrown out because of steno-like writing (e.g., "see own doctor") or there is the ex. of "an own brother/sister" (full-fledged sibling). Not the case here, though. Have a great weekend.
18 hrs
  -> True and in some languages it is possible to use 'own' by itself, so it could be a literal translation ofthe source language.

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
1 day 9 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Yvonne Gallagher
1 day 14 hrs
  -> Thanks Gallagy.

agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
1 day 15 hrs
  -> Thank you Yasutomo.
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