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    Back home

    Dear Teachers, Please explain'' back home'' in these sentences. 1. His injury back home is recovering. 2. The economy back home is improving.





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    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    Dear Teachers, Please explain'' back home'' in these sentences. 1. His injury back home is recovering. 2. The economy back home is improving.
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    back (adverb) is used for talking about a place where you live or work or used to live or work when you are in a different place now:

    His injury back home is recovering. (means the injury he sustained in his homeland, or the place he is supposed to be living or working)
    The economy back home is improving. (means the economy in the country the speaker comes from)



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    Re: Back home

    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    1. His injury back home is recovering.


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    As a sentence this does not make much sense. It could better be expressed as

    He is back home, recovering from his injury
    OR
    The injury he suffered back home is now healing.

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