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    Question I am Home and I am at Home

    Hi,

    Why is right to say
    "I am Home"
    but incorrect to say
    "I am office"

    Thanks

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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Why is right to say
    "I am Home"
    but incorrect to say
    "I am office"

    Thanks
    Why do you think it's right to say "I am home"? It can be correct, for example, if you come home and your wife is in another room, you could call out "I'm home!" But if you are talking to someone on the telephone for instance, you should say I'm at home or I'm at the office.
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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Why is right to say
    "I am Home"
    but incorrect to say
    "I am office"

    Thanks
    This is because "home" can be an adverb or a noun, but "office" is only a noun. Adverbs are not preceded by prepositions. However, nouns, of course, are preceded by prepositions.

    I'm home. - Home is an adverb - location, place.

    I'm at home. - Home is a noun - object of a preposition.

    I'm at the office. - Office is a noun - object of a preposition.

    I'm office. - Office is an adver ... No, we don't use office as an adverb. I'm office.

    Another tricky word is "downtown".

    I'm going downtown. - Downtown is an adverb.

    What do you think of the downtown area in Ipswich? - Downtown is an adjective.

    The downtown area of the city is very crowded today. - Downtown is an adjective.

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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why do you think it's right to say "I am home"? It can be correct, for example, if you come home and your wife is in another room, you could call out "I'm home!" But if you are talking to someone on the telephone for instance, you should say I'm at home or I'm at the office.

    I think, "I am home" is an Americanism (slang)

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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    I would go with PROESL.

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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    This is because "home" can be an adverb or a noun, but "office" is only a noun. Adverbs are not preceded by prepositions. However, nouns, of course, are preceded by prepositions.

    I'm home. - Home is an adverb - location, place.

    I'm at home. - Home is a noun - object of a preposition.

    I'm at the office. - Office is a noun - object of a preposition.

    I'm office. - Office is an adver ... No, we don't use office as an adverb. I'm office.

    Another tricky word is "downtown".

    I'm going downtown. - Downtown is an adverb.

    What do you think of the downtown area in Ipswich? - Downtown is an adjective.

    The downtown area of the city is very crowded today. - Downtown is an adjective.


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    Smile Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Thank you.


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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    I would go with PROESL.
    In BrE we don't say 'I am Home' (except in the situation of my example) we say 'I am at home'.

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    Re: I am Home and I am at Home

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE we don't say 'I am Home' (except in the situation of my example) we say 'I am at home'.
    Yeah sure. This is an American use.

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