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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    We dont say "come to my home" or "go to your home".
    Well you're right that 'we' don't say "go to your home" (just "go home"), but I'm not so sure that 'we' don't say "come to my home".

    IMO "come home" can only be used when it is clear from context that it is your home you are talking about.

    1. "Babysitter wanted to come home and keep an eye on my daughter(8yrs)."
    Looks bad to me. It could be /your/ home or the /babysitter's/ home.
    2. "Babysitter wanted to come to my home and keep an eye on my daughter(8yrs)."
    I'd use this sentence.
    3. "Babysitter wanted to come to my house and keep an eye on my daughter(8yrs)."
    Is also OK.
    Last edited by PaulTB; Apr 30, 2004 at 00:13. Reason: Wandering brackets fixed.

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