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    "Have you been at his home?"

    Can I say, "Have you been at his home?" when the intention is to ask, "Did you ever stay at his home?"

    Also please explain why "in his home" shouldn't be used in either case.

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    Re: "Have you been at his home?"

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    Can I say, "Have you been at his home?" when the intention is to ask, "Did you ever stay at his home?"
    No.
    Also please explain why "in his home" shouldn't be used in either case.
    It could be.

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    Re: "Have you been at his home?"

    "Have you ever been to his home?" (the correct version of your first question) does not mean the same as "Have you ever stayed at his home?" The first simply asks if you have ever visited his home. The second suggests that you spent at least one night there.

    We use "stay" to mean "sleep" sometimes. We don't "visit a hotel", we "stay at a hotel".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Have you been at his home?"

    Can I use "stayed in his home" instead of "stayed at his home" to mean the same? Please tell me if there is any subtle difference.
    Last edited by MeyaN; 30-Sep-2016 at 13:03.

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    Re: "Have you been at his home?"

    It's not completely incorrect but I find it unnatural.

    In addition, I would be unlikely to use "home" in that context. I would say "Have you ever stayed at his house/flat?" I rarely use "home" with a possessive pronoun. I use it in things like "I'm going home now" and "I'm at home at the moment" but I don't refer to refer to where I live as "my home"; I call it "my flat".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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