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    DreamFounder is offline Junior Member
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    Default 'Nobody is at home'?

    A. Nobody home
    B. Nobody's home

    What is the difference between A and B?

    Are both of them mean 'no people stay at home'?

    Why is it not 'Nobody is at home'

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    Default Re: 'Nobody is at home'?

    [1] Nobody is at home. <grammatical>
    [2] Nobody's at home. <grammatical; contraction: is => 's>
    [3] Nobody's home. <grammatical; omission: "at" is omitted>
    [4] Is there nobody home? <grammatical; question>

    nobody refers to people.

    All the best.

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