Emma's mom: This is Emma's mom. I'm calling because your daughter's here. She took home with Emma after school.

Is 'took home with' correct here? Is it a natural thing to say? Thanks.

  • 1
    No, it does not sound correct or natural. But you didn't tell us what you want to say, so it's hard to know how to correct it.
    – stangdon
    Apr 8, 2022 at 19:00

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That's not something you would say in American English.

In this context, you would typically say came, for example:

She came home with Emma after school.

However, if Emma's mom was still at work (at a different location), she might use went:

She went home with Emma after school.

You can also say:

Emma took her home after school.

In this case, took is a transitive verb. So it has to take action on an object. You can't say "She took home." You have to say "Emma took her home."

  • You would not say it in British or Canadian English either. Apr 8, 2022 at 21:09

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