Could you correct this sentence? 'He gets at home at ten o'clock'.
I wouldn't use 'at' in the sentence. But if I am right, I don't know why.
How about these ones? Are both correct?
a) The English class lasts one hour and a half.
b) The English class lasts one and a half hour.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by learning54; 03-Jun-2012 at 17:58.
Thank you for your help. I guess I was rewriting my post when you answered me.
But we also say 'arrive home' without 'at', don't we?
There are several locations which use the construction:
He arrived at school at eleven o'clock.
She arrived at work at eleven o'clock.
They arrived home at eleven o'clock.
If you replace "arrived" with "got", then you would get the following:
He got to school at eleven o'clock.
She got to work at eleven o'clock.
They got home at eleven o'clock.
Thank you for your help.
So, if I'm not mistaken, we should use "at" with "home" with the verb 'to be', which means only with 'stative verbs'. Right?
E.g. She arrives home. She gets home. But, 'She is at home'.I
In other words, we do not need a preposition with 'home' when it is used with any verb referring to direction, do we?
Last edited by learning54; 03-Jun-2012 at 18:27.