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    I have been in or at home.

    I have been in home for the last one year.

    I have been at home for the last one year.

    Please check.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    'I have been at home for the last year' is natural.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    '... in home' is neither correct nor natural.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    '... in a home' is used, but it means 'in a care/nursing/old people's/convalescent home'.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '... in a home' is used, but it means 'in a care/nursing/old people's/convalescent home'.
    Can I use it as I am being treated at the moment?

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    Only if you live permanently at the "home" in question. If you're just in hospital for a short time for treatment, then say "I've been in hospital for a week/month".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

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    Only if you live permanently at the "home" in question. If you're just in hospital for a short time for treatment, then say "I've been in hospital for a week/month".
    Okay so I can say it because I have been at home for the last one year. By permanently you mean continuously during the treatment I think.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    Did you notice that Rover already changed "for the last one year"? Re-read post #2.

    By "permanently", I mean "permanently"! When people move into a nursing home, they leave their own home/family home and they move all their belongings into the nursing/convalescent home. The expectation is that they will then live there for the rest of their lives.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did you notice that Rover already changed "for the last one year"? Re-read post #2.

    By "permanently", I mean "permanently"! When people move into a nursing home, they leave their own home/family home and they move all their belongings into the nursing/convalescent home. The expectation is that they will then live there for the rest of their lives.
    Okay, so we need to use "At home" only.

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    Re: I have been in or at home.

    If you're talking about a normal house, where you live alone or you live with your family, yes. That's what "at home" means - "in the house where I live".

    As we've explained, "in a home" suggests some kind of care facility.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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