Could you please tell how can i use the following words

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ismail albasha

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Hi every body.

I have just joined this useful forum. Could any one tell me how I can differntiate in using between the following word with their examples:

home - house

big - large

and if there are more similar words >>>

with all my regrads,

Ismail - KSA
 

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House: A building in which people live or reside/a building for any purpose like worshipping, business deals etc.

Home: A place where people settle down, a place which gives a feeling of comfort.

The basic difference between a Home and a house is that a home gives you a feeling of security and peace; a place which gives you a feeling of belonging.

A house maybe termed as a building/a building where meetings take place etc.

eg: I am going Home during my holidays....

-- We are planning to build a house.

-- Your home is so comfortable.

-- That house (building) is so huge!!

2) Big: means large, full-size.

Large: Huge, fat, bulky, hefty, outsized.

Big also means large but large has other meanings like fat, over sized etc.

Eg: Big: He has a big house.

ii) Large: He has a large size or his size is large.

EG: Her eyes grew big/large with fear.

The quantity of food that he intook was quite large (meaning he ate a lot, you can't say big here).


Hope this clarifies.....
 

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Thank you very much my dear , I think I got some new idea of how I can differentiate between the two words ,,, but honestly still there are some doubts,,,, I can say ... I'm going to my house at noon. meaning the place where I live with my family .. the same way I can say .. I'm going home at noon .. meaning the same .. the place where I live with my family and according to your answer both are buildings ( house - home ) .. could you please go deep in more example esp. for the house ....
 

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Ismail,

Just to make you understand the difference between "Home" and "House".: The basic difference is that a "Home" is a place which gives a feeling of comfort and a "House" does not become a home unless that feeling is created. A house is a building and people do live there.

Let me try and give you some more examples in terms of usage:

In your sentence above,

1. I'm going to my house at noon

In the above sentence, "house" is preceded by the pronoun "my." When the pronoun "my" is used, it gives a feeling of belonging to you.

Let's see this sentence:

--I am going to that house at noon:- "The House" can mean any building, the book house, the game-house, your neighor's house etc.

--I am going to my friend's house in the evening-- In this case, "my" is being used for the friend but the home is still not yours, for you its just a house.

Let's see this sentence:

1. I'm going Home at noon- You cannot say, "Iam going to my home" because "Home" already gives a sense of belonging .

2. My friend loves her home.-- again a sense of belonging to the friend.

Hope this clarifies.
 
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