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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:

Noun

I was nineteen when I left my home and went to college.

Adjective

They played their first home game of the season.

Adverb

What time did he get home last night?

Or verb

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.

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