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    Adverb Place

    Hello,

    If someone is staying at their mother's house for some days, and I want to know where they will be avaiable to meet today, what's correct to say?

    1. Are you at your mother's right now or are you home?

    2. Are you at your mother's or are you home now?


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    Re: Adverb Place

    1. Are you at your mother's right now or are you home?

    2. Are you at your mother's or (are you) at home right now?

    I would include the 'right' in the second sentence.
    The words in brackets could be omitted. In the first part of the sentence, you have said, 'are you at' and then you use 'or' which means a choice, 'at mother's', or 'at home' - Are you at your mother's or at home right now?

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    Re: Adverb Place

    Thank you, dear. It seems to be quite a bit sorted. Can you also tell me why, do you think, it is better to put "right" there?

    Thank you once again. May the blessings of God always shower upon you.

    Best wishes, Mr. Nutty


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    Re: Adverb Place

    You said that "I want to know where they will be avaiable to meet today"

    So, the idea of 'where they are right now" will determine where it is best to arrange to meet. If 'right now' he is at his mother's, and this is miles from where you are, but 'later on' he will be going to a class at Uni and this is not far from your house, that will be a better place to arrange to meet.

    He might reply: "Right now, I'm at my mother's and it's not a good idea to meet here. Later on I'll be a John's; or how about, at 2 this afternoon, I'm going into Uni and..."

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