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“on its own” vs. “by itself”

Consider this sentence

A noun clause cannot be a sentence by itself. It is always part of a sentence that contains an independent clause.

I guess it is idiomatic.

Does it mean the same thing if I substitute “on its own” for “by itself”?

A noun clause cannot be a sentence on its own. It is always part of a sentence that contains an independent clause.

Per a post, those two phrases seem to mean slight different. Although, I don’t see the difference in this noun clause context. Could someone please give a hint? Thanks in advance.

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