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    I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    1- I come home from school at 3.00.

    2- I come back home from school at 3.00.


    Which one is correct?

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    Re: I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    Quote Originally Posted by love-you-mom View Post
    1- I come home from school at 3.00.

    2- I come back home from school at 3.00.


    Which one is correct?
    Both are correct.

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    Re: I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    The only thing about both statements is that they are potentially ambiguous. Do you mean that you leave school at 3pm and then head home? Or do you mean that you arrive home from school at 3pm (therefore you must have left school before 3pm)?

    If you're talking about your arrival time at home, you can avoid the ambiguity by saying "I get home from school at 3pm" (BrE).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The only thing about both statements is that they are potentially ambiguous. Do you mean that you leave school at 3pm and then head home? Or do you mean that you arrive home from school at 3pm (therefore you must have left school before 3pm)?

    If you're talking about your arrival time at home, you can avoid the ambiguity by saying "I get home from school at 3pm" (BrE).

    Is it common to say "I arrive home from school at 3pm" in spoken English?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    Not very.

    We'd say 'I get home from school at 3 o'clock'.

    Nobody thinks we mean 3am.

    Rover

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    Re: I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.

    That's true. There's no need to specify "3pm". However, if your question was more to do with whether we say "I arrive home ..." or "I get home ...", then in BrE the latter is more likely.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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