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Definition of "my" [my]

  • Used as a modifier before a noun: my boots; my accomplishments. (adjective)
  • Used preceding various forms of polite, affectionate, or familiar address: My friend, you are so right. (adjective)
  • Used in various interjectional phrases: My word! My goodness! (adjective)
  • Used as an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, or dismay: Oh, my! What a tiring day! (interjection)
  • Of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me) (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Used in various forms of address (determiner)
  • Used in various exclamations (determiner)
  • An exclamation of surprise, awe, etc (exclamation)

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Use "my" in a sentence
  • "I could write my own biography on a single page, but as I say,  my writing days are past ..."
  • " There is a very good chance that as the sun sets on this Sunday, as I shower, wash my hair, brush off the crumbs from the bed (as any sane person must do), I will end the day the same way I ended the day yesterday;  my head buried in the pillows, desperate for your smell, your touch, your laugh, your smile."
  • "My original post was created after I read something on Larry's OF Blog of the Fallen blog, although my comments weren't directly at his post..my post was just "inspired" by it."