[Ads-l] Loss of the English dative "home"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 9 03:37:42 UTC 2015


On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:

> I wonder if things like "back to home," meaning the home page of a
> website are resulting in more people using "to home" in reference to
> one's residence.
>

Wouldn't that be hard to determine, given that "to home" = "at home" for
millions of Americans, already? A sentence like

Listen at this, now: I'll be to home along about five in the evening

wouldn't strike nobody as strange, where I'm from.


-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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