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    Question Help yourself at home???

    Do we use the structure "help yourself at home" in English?
    My English teacher said that this sentence was very common in spoken English but I don't think so. Could you please help me figure out the answer?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Help yourself at home???

    Quote Originally Posted by cominghome View Post
    Do we use the structure "help yourself at home" in English?
    My English teacher said that this sentence was very common in spoken English but I don't think so. Could you please help me figure out the answer?
    Thanks in advance!
    It's not a common phrase to me. What did your teacher mean by it? That you should practice at home in order to help your progress?

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    Default Re: Help yourself at home???

    Is the phrase different from Make yourself at home?

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    Default Re: Help yourself at home???

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Is the phrase different from Make yourself at home?
    "Make yourself at home" is very common and means "Please feel comfortable here, please feel as if this is your home".

    I have never heard "Help yourself at home".

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    Default Re: Help yourself at home???

    Yes.My teacher meant 'make yourself at home". That's why don't agree with her.

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    Default Re: Help yourself at home???

    "Help yourself" and "Make yourself at home" are two very common AmE expressions, and have a similar meaning, but "Help yourself at home" is definintely not.

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