What is the difference?
- He is not home.
- He is not at home.
Can I use these two phrases interchangeably?
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Yes, you can. Home is a strange word in that it can be a:
I was nineteen when I left my home and went to college.
They played their first home game of the season.
What time did he get home last night?
A dozen geese homing to their summer nesting grounds.
"He is not home" uses home as an adverb, while "he is not at home" uses it as a noun.