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I am not sure if I should use our We use a combination of our own developed and existing programs.

We use a combination of our own developed and existing programs.

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We use a combination of own developed and existing programs.

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The short answer is that you can't say of own. If you want to use own, you have to say our own.

But your sentence is ambiguous.

Does the adjective own modify just the developed programs or the whole phrase developed and existing programs? If you had developed some programs and had acquired other programs, it could easily modify both.

Other ways of phrasing the sentence to avoid this ambiguity might be:

We use a combination of existing programs and those developed in-house

or, if you wanted to emphasise that all the programs belonged to you:

We use a combination of proprietary existing programs and those developed in-house.

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We use a combination of (proprietary) existing programs and those developed by us/ourselves

  • To answer your question, "own" just modify the developed program. – qbq May 19 at 22:19
  • @qbq In that case I should opt for the first of my three suggestions. – Ronald Sole May 19 at 22:24

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