Let's explore the difference in meaning between two prepositional phrases, on my own time and in my own time.
If I do things on my own time, it means I do things when it's convenient or when I feel like doing them.
If I do things in my own time, however, is because I have my own pace at which I do things. This pace might be slower than the majority, but it's comfortable for me.
What would each person say in the following situations?
- A husband responding to his wife whmao complains he never helps with the housework
- A student who is usually the last to complete an exercise in class.
- A liberal professional explaining why they didn't keep the original deadline to deliver a product.
- A teacher telling their students why they haven't returned written exercises they were supposed to correct two weeks ago.
Your to-do task: Think of other situations in which people would say the target sentences.