I have one query: is it valid to use "to" with "home"? Is this sentence is correct or not?

I am going to home.

In this sentence we are using "to" with the word "home".

Is it correct?

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We generally don't use to in such context especially if you are going to your home.

I'm going home generally means I'm going to my home.

Note that if you are referring to someone else's home, the preposition is required.

I'm going to your home; I'm going to her home..and so on.

Note that the word home is a bit catchy and you may come across this word taking preposition.

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    Can you please explain your last sentence? I don't understand it. Jul 28, 2014 at 5:58
  • @EsotericScreenName I mean we may come across the word home having a preposition to -What renovations add value to home? But it's just when we put go, it makes the go home as a verbial phrase. thefreedictionary.com/go+home
    – Maulik V
    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:14
  • I see, thanks. The singular home still needs an identifier in that case, though the plural homes does not. Certainly you're correct that to [...] home is a common occurrence. Jul 28, 2014 at 7:44

"Home" is a noun as in "My home is my castle".

And "home" is an adverb in

  • I'm going home (where-to indication).

  • I'm at home. - Here I would see "at home" as a two-part adverb indicating where. But you find it only in older texts.

This is exactly parallel to German "das Heim (noun), "Ich gehe heim" (adverb, where to), "Ich bin daheim" (adverb, where).

In the meantime "at home" has been reduced to "home". When I learnt English about 60 years ago "I'm home" would have been considered a mistake. Language is always changing.

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