I think the problem is that "I am being" is very different from "I am."Dimcl, I still think the sentence is cohese, but not coherent. What's wrong with it (beside the fact it doesn't mean anything)?
I think the problem is that "I am being" is very different from "I am."
"You are stupid" and "you are being stupid" mean two different things. One talks about a characteristic or state while the other talks about a current behavior. "I am at home" is more like a state than a behavior. "I'm being difficult this week" would make perfect sense. "I'm being home" doesn't. "I'm being a homebody this week" would make sense to me.
Hi rcp, and welcome to the forums!is "being home" grammatically correct?
Dimcl, I'd say these are 100% correct - and so would my various reference booksYou will often hear people say "I'm home this week" or "I'm at the office next week". Although these aren't technically correct, you often hear them said.
Aren't we kind of getting into more semantics here? When I say it's grammatically incorrect, I mean that it's the use of a word incorrectly (which is what most incorrect grammar is, no?). To say that "I'm being home" is grammatically correct is to say that the use of "being" doesn't mean what we think it means - that it would be acceptable to say:You're absolutely right, I'm only saying that's a semantic problem, rather than a grammar one.
I have no idea why I said "I'm at the office next week" is incorrect, Loob - 30 lashes for me... I will most likely have to concede that "I'm home next week" is "okay" but I hate the missing "at".Dimcl, I'd say these are 100% correct - and so would my various reference books