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    I am home vs I am at home?

    Whats the difference between I am home and I am at home?

    Thanks,

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    #2

    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    I would normally use "I am at home" simply to give someone my location. I might say "I'm home" when I phone someone to let them know that I have safely arrived at my house after a journey.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOEYW View Post
    What's the difference between 'I am home' and 'I am at home'?
    Please note my amendments to your punctuation.

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    '(Be/stay) at home' is BrE while '(be/stay) home' is AmE.

    Note, however, that when referring to the home as the site of an activity, both varieties use 'at' (e.g. watch TV at home).

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by panglossa View Post
    '(Be/stay) at home' is BrE while '(be/stay) home' is AmE.

    Note, however, that when referring to the home as the site of an activity, both varieties use 'at' (e.g. watch TV at home).
    I don't agree with you. The phrase "at home" is used after the verb "to be" in AmE. I agree with emsr's distinction in post #2.

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't agree with you. The phrase "at home" is used after the verb "to be" in AmE. I agree with emsr's distinction in post #2.
    Interesting... How about 'stay home'?

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    Quote Originally Posted by panglossa View Post
    Interesting... How about 'stay home'?
    I left "stay" out. We normally "stay home".

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    Re: I am home vs I am at home?

    Seems I was only half right, then, about AmE usage.

    Apologies to our questioner!

    (P.S. BrE certainly also uses 'be home' with the meaning 'have arrived home'.)

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