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Tedwonny

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I have always suspected that 'back home' as in 'I will bath as soon as I back home' is not quite grammatical. Am I right? I've seen 'back' used as a verb in this way many times and I'm no longer sure if I'm right or not.

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"I will bath" is incorrect. It should be "I will bathe." The "back" can be omitted, but is not wrong. Given that you live in Hong Kong, you understand the feeling: As soon as I get (back) home I will take a cool bath. Then I will feel fine.
 

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I have always suspected that 'back home' as in 'I will bath as soon as I back home' is not quite grammatical.
The sentence as it stands is incorrect; 'back' is not a verb in that sentence.
You can omit the 'back' if you wish, but you must have a verb, am/get/etc.
 
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