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While studying English by watching a video, I encountered the following sentence:

”I looked at our watch"

in the video it said, the sentence was wrong because "I" is singular and "our" is plural.

If I'm using "Our" as an adjective describing the watch, does that make the sentence correct?

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    Whose watch is it? – tchrist Mar 2 '18 at 18:21
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    That's a confusing example sentence. There is nothing wrong grammatically with "I looked at our watch". The only thing that is wrong with it is that it doesn't make much sense: a watch is typically a personal possession, so it's unclear what a phrase like "our watch" means. That doesn't make it ungrammatical. Whether or not it is "correct" depends on what you mean by that. – sumelic Mar 2 '18 at 18:21
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    In Italian "orologio" can be translated as [wrist] watch, which you wear on your wrist and [wall] clock, which often is hung on a wall. If it is a [wrist] watch, then its owner will normally say "my watch", it is unlikely that a watch worn by somebody is owned by two or more people. Do not confuse a "watch" with a "clock". – Mari-Lou A Mar 2 '18 at 18:21
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    It's grammatically correct. I can think of some situations in which it makes sense too. Presumably, your video was an exercise after a specific set of beginner tutorials matching basic pronouns based on number, and that's why it (incorrectly) declared it wrong. – Tushar Raj Mar 2 '18 at 18:57
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    I have not seen the video, but if the duty officer on board a ship said it, it makes perfect sense to talk about "our watch" - meaning the crew. – Weather Vane Mar 2 '18 at 19:52
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If you share the watch with another person - if you co-own it, e.g. - then it would make sense. Otherwise, you would say "I looked at my watch".

With other items, this might make more sense, e.g. "I walked to our car", "I ate some of our watermelon", "I slept in our bed", ...

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