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    Question Nobody's home.

    Hey,
    How to understand "Nobody's home"

    Nobody is home
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    Nobody has home

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    Change one's mind

    Change one is mind
    or
    Change one has mind

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    Re: Nobody's home.

    'Nobody's home' = 'Nobody is at home' or 'Nobody is in' or 'The house is empty.'

    'Change one's mind' = 'Alter one's opinion' or 'Come to a different decision.'

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    Re: Nobody's home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Nobody's home' = 'Nobody is at home' or 'Nobody is in' or 'The house is empty.'

    'Change one's mind' = 'Alter one's opinion' or 'Come to a different decision.'

    Rover
    I understood them meaning, but I want to know how it should be without abbreviations :)
    Please tell me that :)

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    Re: Nobody's home.

    Right - I see what you mean.

    'Nobody's home' = 'Nobody is home' - the apostrophe represents the missing letter.

    'Change one's mind' - the apostrophe is possessive - not an abbreviation, so it cannot be removed.

    Compare: 'change your mind' / 'change my mind'.

    Rover

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    Re: Nobody's home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Right - I see what you mean.

    'Nobody's home' = 'Nobody is home' - the apostrophe represents the missing letter.

    'Change one's mind' - the apostrophe is possessive - not an abbreviation, so it cannot be removed.

    Compare: 'change your mind' / 'change my mind'.

    Rover
    Thank you sir for help :)
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    Re: Nobody's home.

    It's possible, but not common, that you could refer to an empty house as "nobody's home," referring to possession.

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