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My paper starts like this:

:"Suppose you jointly own some land with a partner. One day you decide to break the partnership and divide the land between you. So you tell your partner..."

This looks awkward. My question is: what is the correct way to say that two people own something in common?

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I think the way you wrote it was fine. If it was me, I would change the word order slightly:

Suppose you and a partner jointly own some land.

That seems slightly more logical to me.

Some other possibilities:

Suppose you and a partner are co-owners of some land.

Suppose you and a partner are joint owners of some land.

Suppose you and a partner own half-shares in some land.

  • "Joint ownership" is a very common phrase. That's the normal way to say it. – Jay Jul 17 '14 at 15:34

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