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sb70012
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:47:30 PM

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Hi,

Suppose that I am telling a story to a little kid.

There was a little cat at/in the rabbit's house.
There was a little cat at/in the rabbit's home.

Suppose that a rabbit was living in a small place under a tree with a cat. Which one of the blue part is OK?

Thank you.

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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:46:53 PM

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It depends on where the cat is. Is the cat physically inside the rabbit's house? Or is the cat sitting nearby? Do the cat and the rabbit live together in the space location? Is that location an enclosed "house", or simply a small area where they spend much of their time?
whatson
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:05:19 PM
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Whether it's the rabbit's house or Jennifer's house, the prepositions don't change. (Remember your question from about a week ago?)
sb70012
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 12:10:58 PM

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I have already given you m context. Suppose that a rabbit (fictional story) is living with a cat in a small box under a tree. And that's their home.

I think only "at the rabbit's home" is correct because "house" usually means a building but "home" is anywhere you live in.

There was a little cat at the rabbit's house. wrong
There was a little cat in the rabbit's house. wrong
There was a little cat at the rabbit's home. correct
There was a little cat in the rabbit's home. wrong

Am I right?

Thank you.

Sorry if I don't thank you more than once. I don't want to bother you by filling up a thread with multiple thank yous.
NKM
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 3:12:09 PM

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Right!

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