1. What's the difference between 'in the home' and 'at home'?
2. Is it possible to replace 'in the home' with 'at home' in the sentence below?
The speech that young children hear is primarily the speech heard in the home.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks, but is it okay to do it anytime in any context? Is it more common in the British English?
Last edited by faryan; 24-Oct-2011 at 19:55.
"There are three children and a grandmother in the home." These are the people who live there, although they may not be there at the moment.
"There are three children and a grandmother at home." These are the people who are there at the moment. Others may live there as well.
Your first three examples are good, Rover, but I feel that 'at home' is possible in the last one. It certainly would be if the sentence read: The gun they kept in the/at home was found in an unlocked cupboard.
Thank you all, I got it.
No one has answered the second question in my second post and it means none of those phrases above goes specifically to any kind of English,e?
But still a question! Would you mind telling me about the function of the word 'heard' there?!