I'm Korean. Of course English is not my second language. It's more like Foreign language.

I've seen somebody saying that IF I want to us the expression of 'My House', I have to actually possess (own) the house as my asset.

For example, "welcome to my house" or "come to my house this weekend."

Is it true??

If I'm living in a place that I don't have as my real estate, can I use those expressions?


At least in the US, "my house" can most certainly be used to refer to the house you live in, regardless of ownership status.

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  • So, I'm paying rent money for living in there, I can still say "come to my house" as well.. Good Thanks :) – Beomsoo Kim Oct 11 '17 at 6:33

In English, the adjective "my" can refer to an association or ownership ( possession )

For example:

"I love my country." You do not own the country, but are associated with it.
"I will donate my kidney." You own the kidney.

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