In this lesson, I talk about the English phrase ‘to have the place to yourself’.



On Sunday morning, my son and I went to a bar to get some coffee (don’t worry, he didn’t drink any!). There was no one else there, therefore, we had the place to ourselves.

Here are more examples to when we can use this phrase:

  • Anna’s parents were away, so we had the place to ourselves.
  • There’s a new restaurant in town and not a lot of people know about it yet so I think if we go right now, we can have the place to ourselves.
  • I was the last to arrive at the recording studio and everyone had left, so I had the place to myself.
  • My sister left to go out with her friends so I have the apartment all to myself.
  • We had the whole place to ourselves when our roommates went on an educational trip.

In which situations do you like to have the place to yourself? Let me know by commenting below.

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