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    "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    "While going back I forgot the way to home" or "While going back I forgot the way to the home"

    Which one of the above is correct? Shouldn't the article 'the' be there in the first sentence? Is it okay to omit it?

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    Re: "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    Neither. It's nothing to do with the article. The issue is with the preposition.

    ... I forgot the way home.

    "While going back" is a little unnatural unless it's clear from a previous part of the text where you are going back to.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    I forgot the way to the home
    That's possible if, for instance, you're referring to some kind of nursing/retirement home.

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    Re: "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That's possible if, for instance, you're referring to some kind of nursing/retirement home.
    Thats a very good point!

    Also, I should have pointed out that "home" is the only place that works without a preposition.

    I forgot the way home.
    I forgot the way to school.
    I forgot the way to work.
    I forgot the way to university.

    The last three can only be used if they are the location at which you study/work. If you were visiting a university, for example, for an interview or to meet a friend who studies there, it would be "I forgot the way to the university".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    Thank you so much for the extra information, emsr2d2.

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    Re: "While going back I forgot the way to home"

    "While going home, I forgot the way."

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