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    #1

    they appear home

    Hello,

    - They appear to be at home.

    I would like to ask if we can omit 'to be' in the sentence and just say,

    - 'They appear at home.'
    - 'They appear home.'

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: they appear home

    Not with the same meaning. The first of your alternatives could work in a certain context. The second is unworkable.

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