I have been trying to see him at his house / home.

I guess, since house is building we must say house, while using the word "home" is not correct there, right?

  • Both expressions are correct.
    – user 66974
    Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 9:21

1 Answer 1


In your example, both work grammatically but it all depends on the intention of meaning.

House refers to a building, it's specific and tells the listener/reader exactly what type of building the person lives in. Imagine changing the word house to apartment or castle, and imagine where you'd go to visit them.

Home refers to the place where one lives. An apartment or a castle can be home, but neither would be referred to as a house. Since the word 'home' refers to where you live, it can also be extended to larger ideas; this town/city/country is my home.

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