My name is Amanda. I am Candian but I live in Japan because of reasons. I like comic books and lame music and gay porn and pretty girls and beautiful boys. My accomplishments include navigating an entire conversation in Japanese on the phone and getting a sucker from Billy Talent one time.
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my JTE asked me the difference between “at home” and “home” and while i’m pretty sure they have different implications perhaps i am overthinking it and they are interchangeable??
like the question is there is a dialogue like
"I went to the movies last Sunday. Where did you go, Jane?"
"Oh, I stayed home, Bob."
and the question “Where was Jane last Sunday?”
and the answer it gave was “home” and my JTE asked if that was right
and thinking about it now this is the feeling i get
1) a one word answer of “home” is acceptable in this context, as is “at home”, just like “the movies” or “at the movies” would be fine. It’s just truncating the assumed “at.”
2) a full sentence answer of “she was home” would be weird, “was home” leaning more towards a state of being rather than answering a question about location
3) “I was home” is used more as an explanation when someone couldn’t get ahold of you, whereas “I was at home” is an answer (or volunteered information) about simple whereabouts