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    at home and in house/ kite stuck

    My respected teacher

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    I'm at my newly built home OR I'm in my newly built house? Please tell me the differenc between ''Home'' and ''House'' and what to use before them ''In'' or ''At''

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    ''This kite is stuck in the tree.It can't be get out.'' Please correct it?

    Thanks a million!

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    Re: at home and in house/ kite stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by untaught View Post
    My respected teacher

    (1)
    I'm at my newly built home OR I'm in my newly built house? Please tell me the differenc between ''Home'' and ''House'' and what to use before them ''In'' or ''At''

    (2)
    ''This kite is stuck in the tree.It can't be get out.'' Please correct it?

    Thanks a million!
    The words mean essentially the same thing but have an emotional connotation attached. House means a building of brick and mortar, just a place. Home means your haven, where your family goes where love resides. There is an old saying, "Home is where the heart is."

    The use of the word "at" could mean that you are outside the house walking around or inside the house. It is the less specific of the two words.
    "In" of course means you are inside the house.


    This kite is stuck in the tree. It can't be gotten out.


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    Re: at home and in house/ kite stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharonk123 View Post
    The words mean essentially the same thing but have an emotional connotation attached. House means a building of brick and mortar, just a place. Home means your haven, where your family goes where love resides. There is an old saying, "Home is where the heart is."
    I agree. I think it's annoying when people use the word "home" when they mean "house."

    - "We're thinking of buying a new home in Bel Air."
    You CAN'T buy a home -- money can't buy you love.

    - "She has a lovely home on a three-acre landscaped lot."
    No, that's her HOUSE sitting there.
    She might have a beautiful house and a terrible home both at the same time.

    A "house" is a structure, a physical building of a certain type.

    Your "home" can be a house, an apartment, a hovel, a cave in the woods, or any other place where you truly live.

    Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
    they have to take you in.
    ~ Robert Frost

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