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    a home or home?

    Hi,

    This is the final idea of a sentence derived from a couple of threads I made earlier,

    Earth is relatively insignificant on the cosmic scale. It is but a small dot in the vastness of space but all who live on it call this dot home, while each of us is the ontology of home; therefore each of us is ontologically a home.

    Can I say - each of us is (ontologically) home without an a?

    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: a home or home?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    This is the final idea of a sentence derived from a couple of threads I made earlier,

    Earth is relatively insignificant on the cosmic scale. It is but a small dot in the vastness of space but all who live on it call this dot home, while each of us is the ontology of home; therefore each of us is ontologically a home.

    Can I say - each of us is (ontologically) home without an a?

    Thanks.
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    I reckon not. Both nouns are used metaphorically in the sentence. Home (uncountable noun) can be seen as a place to live in general, whereas a home (countable noun) is more of a reality - a place where one is physically present, in this case - your self, your person, your body.

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    Re: a home or home?

    Thank you very much for your help, engee

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    Re: a home or home?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    This is the final idea of a sentence derived from a couple of threads I made earlier,

    Earth is relatively insignificant on the cosmic scale. It is but a small dot in the vastness of space but all who live on it call this dot home, while each of us is the ontology of home; therefore each of us is ontologically a home.

    Can I say - each of us is (ontologically) home without an a?

    Thanks.
    The question is moot because your sentence doesn't make much sense.

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