Can you identify these objects from around the house?

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Dear Sir
I need your help regarding this. Although I looked at the dictionary, I am not happy with the explanation.
The difference between home and house. I also would like to tell you what I have read. This is a part from your website; ... these objects from around the house. My own examples: Can't we say around the home? On the phone - You can come. I am at home. Can't we say I am at house? "We say house for rent' or house for sale. Is it wrong to say home for rent/ sale? Which is correct? A robbery at her home or A robbery at her house. Home sweet home - A home means not an empty place. There is always somebody or some people where as a house can be an empty place, too.
Please let me know.
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Hello Andrew international,

Are you referring to the Cambridge Dictionary's House or home page? What it says there is correct, though I can understand how you find it confusing, as it can be quite difficult to learn to use these two words correctly.

It's important to keep in mind that sometimes native speakers use one word or the other because it's part of a fixed expression (e.g. 'home sweet home'). Both a house and a home can be empty in the sense that no person is there, but a home implies that people have spent time making the building into a place where they are comfortable, whereas a house doesn't necessarily imply this.

You could say 'I'm at the house' (not 'at house') and that would be fine, though 'at home' is more common since most people consider where they live their home (though it's also true that many people's homes are also a house).

I hope this helps you a bit. If you have any more specific questions, you're welcome to ask us one or two at a time.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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