a return home

Thomas1

Senior Member
polszczyzna warszawska
Hello,


Is it
a return to home
or
a return home

As in: I wish you a happy return home.

I am inclining towards the later one but am not sure. Could someone corroborate please?

Tom
 
  • leo123

    Member
    English
    Usually people would say 'I wish you a safe trip home', or 'have a safe trip (home).'.

    (Also in this case it's latter... not later :))

    For 'a return to home' we need a context.
     

    Thomas1

    Senior Member
    polszczyzna warszawska
    Yes, I've corrected it, thanks.

    I want to wish someone a happy/safety, etc. return home after some time abroad, does this suffice?
     

    leo123

    Member
    English
    I think so, or maybe consider the following:

    I hope you have a safe trip home.

    -or-

    I wish you a pleasent trip home from your stay abroad.
     

    Thomas1

    Senior Member
    polszczyzna warszawska
    Thank you. :)

    So even though
    I wish you a pleasant return home...
    might be correct, it's rather not used/quite idiomatic English, is it?

    Tom
     

    leo123

    Member
    English
    Pleasant is better than happy. Pleasant would certainly work in the example. I would never use 'happy' the way you used it, but others may disagree.
     

    camaysar

    Senior Member
    usa
    usa, english
    Hello,


    Is it
    a return to home
    or
    a return home

    As in: I wish you a happy return home.

    I am inclining towards the later one but am not sure. Could someone corroborate please?

    Tom
    It may also depend on whether you refer to the travel, or the "homecoming" itself, that is, the experience of being home again. In that case, "happy" would work, but possibly use "homecoming" instead of "return home".
     

    AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Leo's suggestion is very common in AE.

    An even shorter version of that is:
    Have a safe trip home!

    If you want to add a comment about hoping they'll also have a nice time getting there, you can say:

    I hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip back home!

    AngelEyes
     
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