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    Which sentence is correct?

    Which of the following statement is correct? I often have a hard time with prepositions.




    I have two laptops, one I carry in office while the other remains at home.
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    I have two laptops, one I carry to office while the other remains at home.

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    #2

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    'Carry something to somewhere' should be correct.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    I have two laptops, one which I carry to the office while the other remains at home.

    I have two laptops, one which I carry around the office while the other remains at home.

    I have two laptops, one which I keep in the office while the other remains at home.


    Each have a slightly different meaning using different prepositions.




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    #4

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    In AmE, both sentences need "the" before "office".

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    And in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Is 'I carry my laptop in my hand to the office' possible?

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    "In my hand" is not needed.

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    #8

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Is it possible to add the determiner “my” before the word “office” to make it more specific?

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    #9

    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    I think so, not a teacher.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    In that context, I wouldn't use "carry" at all.

    I have two laptops - one I take to work/to the office and the other I leave at home.

    I prefer the use of two first person singular verb forms (I take, I leave) to a first person and a third person (I take, remains).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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