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    Post homestead, home, house

    I think "homestead" focuses on the building or the location; while "home" focuses on the place where the family members are together and hearts are. Am I right?

    #1 This is your first visit to our homestead.

    #2 This is your first visit to our house.

    #3 This is your first visit to our home.

    What are the differences among the three sentences? Many thanks!

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    Re: homestead, home, house

    This is how I use them, if it helps:

    Homestead: a dwelling, usually a home with some adjoining land.

    House: whatever building is inhabited by living beings. A henhouse is where hens and chicken live (all right, I'm joking). Not necessarily where you usually live.

    Home: your residence, where you are living and where your heart is.

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    Re: homestead, home, house

    Hi Rebel,

    I appreciate your illustration. I have some idea about them now. Thank you for your help again.

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