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    home of / the home to

    These wetlands are home to / the home of many rare birds.

    But I'm curious whether the other two constructions here (in blue) in 'These wetlands are the home to / are home of many rare birds' are correct or fine too. Could anyone clarify it for me?

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 02-Nov-2010 at 04:20. Reason: a few words added.

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    Re: home of / the home to

    Both are correct, but the first is what I expect to hear.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Exclamation Re: home of / the home to

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    These wetlands are home to / the home of many rare birds.

    I'm curious whether the two constructions (in blue) in 'These wetlands are the home to / are home of many rare birds' are correct or fine too. Could anyone clarify it for me?

    Thank you in advance.
    Both can be correct but they mean different. Home of many rare birds means, a single dwelling house providing shelter to many, where as home to many means, a place that has provided dwelling houses to many. I agree with Barb D that in the instatant case home to is more appropriate.

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    Re: home of / the home to

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Both can be correct but they mean different. Home of many rare birds means, a single dwelling house providing shelter to many, where as home to many means, a place that has provided dwelling houses to many. I agree with Barb D that in the instatant case home to is more appropriate.
    The wetlands have nothing to do with "dwelling house(s)".

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