Leave + home

  • Elwintee

    Senior Member
    England English
    Can you say "I'm leaving home at 8:30" (instead of "the house")??
    Yes, you can. As you state a time, the meaning is quite clear: you presumably mean to return home/to the house at some future time. However, if you just said "I am leaving home" [note: not 'the house' in this context] (perhaps as an angry teenager), that would be understood to mean you were clearing out for good.
     
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