Home, At Home


At home means ‘in one’s own place’. No article is used before the expression.

  • Is anybody at home? (NOT — at the home?)

At is often dropped.

  • Is anybody home?

Home (without to) can be used as an adverb referring to direction.

  • Let us go home. (NOT — to home.)

There is no special preposition in English to express the idea of being at somebody else’s home. We often express the idea by using at with a possessive.

  • We spend the weekend at the Smiths’.