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    home

    Is home countable?
    which one is correct?
    The homeless girls have no homes to go back to.
    The homeless girls have no home to go back to.

    Does home = house
    The homeless girls have no houses to go back to.

    thank you

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    Re: home

    A house is a building, a structure; a home is where the heart lives.

    Two possible meanings:

    Ex: The homeless girls have no homes to go back to.
    => They used to have more than one home each
    => They used to have one home each


    Two possible meanings:

    Ex: The homeless girls have no home to go back to.
    => They used to live together in the same house
    => They used to live in separate houses, and used to have one home each.


    Note, the sentence "The homeless girls ... no home(s)" is redundant. Try,

    Ex: The girls are homeless.


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