Is mummy coming home yet?

Is mummy home?

What are the different between them?

Is it the first mean whether his or her mother is coming home and the second is he wants to know is mummy at home?

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    Correct. And I would capitalize "Mummy" since we're using it as a name and spell "coming" with one "m" if this sentence is set in modern times (or is it always with two m's in British English as the use of "Mummy" would indicate?). Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 8:45
  • The first one doesn't sound fine to me. I would recommend you use present perfect. "Has mummy come home?" Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 8:56
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    @TeacherKSHuang "Coming" is spelled with one "m" in BrE too.
    – SteveES
    Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 9:33
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    @user178049 Saying "Has Mummy come home?" has a different meaning to the first sentence, it is asking whether Mummy has already arrived at home, where the first sentence is asking whether Mummy is currently travelling home.
    – SteveES
    Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 9:37
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    As a side comment, in the UK, saying "mummy" will make you sound like a child or like you are posh. Most people would use the shortened "Mum" (or some similar regional variation, e.g. "Mam") to refer to their mother.
    – SteveES
    Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 9:42

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"Is mummy coming home yet?" means "has mummy started to travel home at this time?"

"Is mummy home" means "is mummy currently in her house?"

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