I posted a photo on FB and someone asked me if the photo was taken by me. But the photo was copied from the web and I am not the one who captured it. So does my following sentence make some sense.

I do not own the ownership of the capture that you mentioned?

What is the difference between the words Own and Ownership?

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    Have you looked up those words in a dictionary? Is there something specific about their meanings that is not clear to you? – Juhasz Feb 11 at 15:38

The word 'own' is a verb, while the word 'ownership' is a noun that describes the state of owning something. Using both words within the same sentence would be redundant.

With this in mind, here are various valid choices for your response:

  1. I do not own the photo.

  2. I do not have ownership of the photo.

  3. I did not capture the photo.

  • ans 2. -> in the place of 'have' I put own. So, is it ok? – Gt_R Feb 12 at 10:13
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    @Gt_R - Saying "I do not own ownership of the photo" sounds odd because "ownership" is just the noun version of "own" - even though "have" might have a very similar meaning to "own" it sounds more natural to use "have". – sbutkovi Feb 14 at 5:10

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