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    home

    I know Americans don't say at home, but I wonder which sentence is correct in British English:

    1/ Kevin isn't at home yet.

    2/ Kevin isn't home yet.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: home

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    I know Americans don't say at home, but I wonder which sentence is correct in British English:

    1/ Kevin isn't at home yet.

    2/ Kevin isn't home yet.

    Thank you very much.
    Both are used in BrE.

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    #3

    Re: home

    And both are used in AmE too.

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    #4

    Re: home

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    1/ Kevin isn't at home yet.
    2/ Kevin isn't home yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Both are used in BrE.
    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    And both are used in AmE too.
    So is there any subtle difference in meaning?
    Maybe using 'at' to stress space location or something else?

    If there is no meaning difference at all, is anyone used more than the other, or 50% to 50 %?

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    #5

    Re: home

    In the US, if you are talking about someone who is in the process of travelling home, you would say "He's not home yet." You wouldn't use "at home" in that context.

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