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    #1

    Smile After/In three years, he came back his home.

    After three years, he came back his home.
    In three years, he came back his home.
    Three years later, he came back his home.


    Do all of the above make sense to you and convey exactly the same idea? Thanks.

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    Re: After/In three years, he came back his home.

    Yes, but say either he came home or he went back to his home.

    If you use the verb "to come" is sounds like the person is coming toward you. If it was "his" home, it doesn't sound like he's coming toward you.

    [as you know, not a teacher]


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    Re: After/In three years, he came back his home.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post

    After three years, he came back to his home.

    In three years, he came back to his home.

    Three years later, he came back to his home.


    Do all of the above make sense to you and convey exactly the same idea? Thanks.
    I think that these describe a more generic "coming home", Barb, similar to "He's coming home [to our hometown].

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    Smile Re: After/In three years, he came back his home.

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I think that these describe a more generic "coming home", Barb, similar to "He's coming home [to our hometown].
    Thanks, Barb and riverkid.

    By the way, is generic in the above identical to "general" in meaning? Thanks.

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