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    Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    1. There is an emergency, because of which I am having to go to Islamabad where grandmother is undergoing a major surgery tomorrow morning. So mom will be alone at home.

    2. There is an emergency, because of which I am having to go to Islamabad where grandmother is undergoing a major surgery tomorrow morning. So mom will be home alone.

    Tell me what is the difference between being home alone and being alone at home.

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    Last edited by Aamir Tariq; 22-Apr-2016 at 12:25.

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    #2

    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    There's no difference. At least, I can't think of a situation in which a person is home alone but is not alone at home, and vice versa.

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    #3

    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    Write There is an emergency. I have to go to Islamabad where Grandmother is undergoing major surgery tomorrow morning.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 22-Apr-2016 at 15:51. Reason: Add the italics I overlooked.
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    #4

    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    I would say "home alone" though. I wouldn't say "alone at home" even though it is grammatical and identical in meaning. It doesn't sound as natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    Aamir, again you posted the same thread in WordReference at the same time.

    Did you not read my post #4 here? I notice you didn't acknowledge it.

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    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Aamir, again you posted the same thread in WordReference at the same time.

    Did you not read my post #4 here? I notice you didn't acknowledge it.
    No Rover I didn't read your post before, I am reading it here for the first time.

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    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Write There is an emergency. I have to go to Islamabad where Grandmother is undergoing major surgery tomorrow morning.
    All right, but why did you capitalize the 'G' of "grandmother" it is not a proper noun, it's common noun, isn't it?

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    Re: Being alone at home/being home alone, what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    All right, but why did you capitalize the 'G' of "grandmother" it is not a proper noun, it's common noun, isn't it?
    It's a proper noun here because you used Grandmother as a substitute for a name. For example: May I introduce my grandmother? Her name is Esther, but we all call her Grandmother.
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