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Stay in and stay at

Post by Cbert » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 am

Hello,

In the Coronavirus vocabulary quizz, one of the answer mention "Stay in home" but if I have written it, I would say "Stay at home".

So in what cases do we use Stay at and stay in ?

Thank you very much in advance

Have a nice day evryone

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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by Safari » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 am

Cbert wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 am
Hello,

In the Coronavirus vocabulary quizz, one of the answer mention "Stay in home" but if I have written it, I would say "Stay at home".

So in what cases do we use Stay at and stay in ?

Thank you very much in advance

Have a nice day evryone
You are right. We do not say "stay in home". So that answer choice is not possible. It must be a different one. How about "self-isolate" :?:

Question 7:
https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/ ... 9-quiz.php

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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by LeoYusuf » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:45 am

This is a very good question and I'm having difficulty coming up with a grammatically sound answer to back it up.

@Safari is correct: we say, "Stay at home." Additionally, the correct answer to question #7 could be either of the two previous choices, either "self-isolate" or "quarantine."

But the question remains: WHY is "Stay in home" not correct? We say, for example, "Shelter in place," which, essentially, is an identical construction.
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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by Safari » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:58 am

LeoYusuf wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:45 am
This is a very good question and I'm having difficulty coming up with a grammatically sound answer to back it up.

@Safari is correct: we say, "Stay at home." Additionally, the correct answer to question #7 could be either of the two previous choices, either "self-isolate" or "quarantine."

But the question remains: WHY is "Stay in home" not correct? We say, for example, "Shelter in place," which, essentially, is an identical construction.
tbh @LeoYusuf I don't think "quarantine" would be a suitable answer.

7. After showing symptoms he was told to _______ for 14 days.

a) quarantine
b) self-isolate
c) stay in home


It would have to be:
After showing symptoms he was told to quarantine himself for 14 days.

IMHO "self-isolate" is the only option.

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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by Safari » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:02 pm

LeoYusuf wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:45 am
This is a very good question and I'm having difficulty coming up with a grammatically sound answer to back it up.

@Safari is correct: we say, "Stay at home." Additionally, the correct answer to question #7 could be either of the two previous choices, either "self-isolate" or "quarantine."

But the question remains: WHY is "Stay in home" not correct? We say, for example, "Shelter in place," which, essentially, is an identical construction.
Sometimes it's hard to come up with an explanation (and here's looking at you @LeoYusuf :lol:). Sometimes learners need to learn that that's the way it is. Just like any native speaker. We didn't learn to speak English by continuously asking our parents WHY? :roll:

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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by Joe » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:20 pm

LeoYusuf wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:45 am
This is a very good question and I'm having difficulty coming up with a grammatically sound answer to back it up.

@Safari is correct: we say, "Stay at home." Additionally, the correct answer to question #7 could be either of the two previous choices, either "self-isolate" or "quarantine."

But the question remains: WHY is "Stay in home" not correct? We say, for example, "Shelter in place," which, essentially, is an identical construction.
Great answer Leo.

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Re: Stay in and stay at

Post by LeoYusuf » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:11 pm

Safari wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:02 pm
(and here's looking at you @LeoYusuf :lol:).
Touché
Safari wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:02 pm
Just like any native speaker. We didn't learn to speak English by continuously asking our parents WHY? :roll:
My primary school teachers would howl to read this comment. That was me, always asking 'why?' My first memory of this was in the first classes, I may have been around 8 years old at the time. The teacher gave us an assignment to cut shapes out of construction paper. Squares, rectangles, circles. Of course I needed to know why. The teacher, exasperated, said, "Just do it!" Would I have been more satisfied had she said, "Current learning theory posits that the vocabulary drills we conducted this morning are reinforced through tactile exercises. Additionally, it gives me a strong signal who amongst you might be developmentally deficient, should you have difficulty."? At least I would have admired her for making the effort.
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