Paj-Puj: The Use of <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >ئۆز</span> to Express Independence

The Use of ئۆز to Express Independence

«مۇستەقىللىق بىلدۈرىدىغان «ئۆز

It is also possible for the possessive forms of ئۆز to carry an adverbial role that emphasizes the independence of the subject with regard to a certain action or event. This is very much analogous to what one sees in English with expressions like "(all) by myself", "on her own volition", or "on your own". As such structures are essentially adverbs, standard usage requires that they come directly before the action.

I did this myself.
.بۇنى مەن ئۆزۈم قىلدىم

You'll do it yourself.
.بۇ ئىشنى ئۆزۈڭ ئىشلەيسەن


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