em 22 de Outubro de 2019
House and Home
When to Use House
- House is a permanent structure, a building.
House generally refers to a building in which someone lives.
But a house is still a house, even if there is no one living inside the building.
Example: We decided to sell the house and move back to Seattle.
When to Use Home
- Home is the place where you live or the location where you feel that you belong, so a home can be a building or a location.
Home has more emotional feelings than the world house, it represents comfort, safety.
A home can also be the town/ city/ country where you grew up.
Example: Last night we stayed at home and watched TV.When to Use House and Home
Home acts similar to words like here, there, in, out, somewhere, …. House does not.
Ex: They have a beautiful home in Hong Kong
Home carries more respect than house, so you can use it when you want to be polite to someone.
Ex: Good luck in your new home!
When you’re talking to other people about your own place, you usually use house instead of home.
Ex: Why don’t you all come over to our house for coffee?