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    #1

    Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    Hi,

    Which senetence sounds better? Are both correct grammatically?

    He wasn't even home.

    or

    He wasn't even at home.

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    #2

    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    Context is important if you want good answers. Absent any context, I prefer your first.

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    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    Hope this helps:

    I was very tired when I got to the seventh floor, because I had been going up the stairs for 20 minutes. On top of that, Jim wasn’t even at home!

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    #4

    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    I'd use "at home", but 'home' isn't wrong

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    #5

    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    I see no reason for "at" there.

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    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    No, well you're American, Mike. I see no reason to leave it out.

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    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    And you are Australian, Ray. I see no reason to leave it in.

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    #8

    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    It's so obvious, isn't it?

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    #9

    Re: Wasn't home or Wasn't at home

    What it did was answer the OP's question. Isn't that why we are here?

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