"On został wychowany przez swoją babcię."
Translation:He was raised by his grandma.
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We have an equivalent of 'own', and it's "własny" (and its forms), so while 'own' may be accepted somewhere, I think that generally there's no need to accept it. It adds a word.
You could say "przez swoją własną babcię", it would be correct, but of course 'własną' is more redundant than in English, as 'swoją' already says that it's his own and not some other guy's.
It was rejected, but I now understand why. Thank you. Could you just leave out the possessive and render it "On został wychowany przez babcię", like duolingo translates "dzieci zadzwoniły ciocię" in an exercise as, "the children phoned their auntie"? Thanks again for the feedback.
If it was rejected, then either you made some mistake (even a typo), or there's some possibility there's a bug. But again, that's an unlikely interpretation of the English sentence, even if it's technically correct.
Yes, you can omit the possessive. Even in English, "grandma" is one of the few nouns that can sometimes go without a possessive. It's just the most likely option that his own grandma raised him.
But in Polish, when you call/phone someone, you need "do", that sentence must have been "dzieci zadzwoniły do cioci".