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    At home or home

    Hello,

    What is the rule of not using at before home? When is it optional? For example,


    • When he called me I was (at) home.
    • I am always (at) home on Sundays.
    • He came to my place at 6pm and by that time I had already been (at) home.
    • Hello! Is anyone (at) home?
    • I am (at) home at last!
    • I am always complimented (at) home.


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    Re: At home or home

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    What is the rule of not using at before home? When is it optional? For example,


    • When he called me I was (at) home. OK with or without.
    • I am always (at) home on Sundays. OK with or without.
    • He came to my place at 6pm and by that time I had already been (at) home. This doesn't make sense as it is.
    • Hello! Is anyone (at) home? OK with or without.
    • I am (at) home at last! OK with or without.
    • I am always complimented (at) home. Here "at" is necessary.


    Thanks
    Bhai.

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    Re: At home or home

    I believe she asked an explanation about the rule on using (or not) the preposition at before home, and not the correction.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: At home or home

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    I believe she asked an explanation about the rule on using (or not) the preposition at before home, and not the correction.
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find the following thread: Correct Usage home or at home?

    By A V Veerkar in forum Ask a Teacher

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