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    #1

    It feels like the call of home

    Dear teachers,

    Can you please check if the following sentence is correct?

    I have never been there, and yet it feels like the call of home to me.

    If not, could you please rewrite it so it sounds natural?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    Please state the source of this quotation.

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    #3

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    It is not a quotation, it is my translation from Czech into English. Is it completely wrong?

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    #4

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    I would simply say 'but it feels like home to me'.

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    It's probably a reasonable translation.

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    #6

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would simply say 'but it feels like home to me'.

    Not a teacher.
    But if she's never been there, the only thing she can be feeling is the call of home. But the original sentence doesn't sound right to me (unless she has previiously mentioned a strange feeling of wanting to go somewhere: that's the call of home.

    But if she hasn't mentioned such a feeling (yet) I'd make it 'I have never been there, and yet I'm getting a feeling as though it were calling me home.'

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    #7

    Re: It feels like the call of home

    Many thanks to you all. That's a very interesting point, BobK. I think I will use your sentence.

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