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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Default at home, at her home, in her home, in the home

    OALD 6th edition,
    1. discover:
    She was discovered dead at her home in Leeds.
    2. home:
    Oh, no, I left my purse at home.
    3. redraw:
    to redraw the boundaries between male and female roles in the home

    My questions are:
    a. Can we replace "at her home" with "at home" or "in her home" in sentence 1?
    b. Can we say "Oh, no, I left my purse at my home/ in my home"?
    c. Can we say "to redraw the boundaries between male and female roles at the home/ at home"?

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    Default Re: at home, at her home, in her home, in the home

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    OALD 6th edition,
    1. discover:
    She was discovered dead at her home in Leeds.
    2. home:
    Oh, no, I left my purse at home.
    3. redraw:
    to redraw the boundaries between male and female roles in the home

    My questions are:
    a. Can we replace "at her home" with "at home" or "in her home" in sentence 1? Yes
    b. Can we say "Oh, no, I left my purse at my home/ in my home"? No.
    c. Can we say "to redraw the boundaries between male and female roles at the home/ at home"? No - in this case it is a collocation expressing the general sense of "within the household".
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