what's the difference between by myself and on my own

Could you explain the different between by myself and on my own
9 years ago
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No difference. If nobody helps you, you have to do things on your own or by yourself. Ex: I cant carry this box on my own (or by my self), it is too heavy for me.
Answered 9 years ago

Both can mean "alone, without company" and "independently, without help" in British English, whereas in US English the former definition is usually that of "by myself" and the latter that of "on my own." Ex.: I'm living by myself ( = alone, without anybody else, without other people). I'm living on my own ( = independently, without anybody's help, supporting myself).
Answered 9 years ago
Stu Pitt

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