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Posted by csepelside (U14745460) on Friday, 15th February 2013
Is it a correct sentence using the word "homeward"?
I am going homeward.
Or is it better to say:
I am going home.
Posted by Hattie (U14841294) on Friday, 15th February 2013
It is not possible to speak with certainty without knowing the full context. But it is most probable that the simple 'I am going home.' is to be preferred these days. I say that because the use of 'homeward' has been steadily declining since the nineteenth century. That said, the phrase 'going homeward' was never very common whereas the phrase 'homeward bound' appeared much more often in the literature of the day.
Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Saturday, 16th February 2013
A very good explanation and you seem a brilliant English teacher. So keep this intelligence updated.
Posted by csepelside (U14745460) on Saturday, 16th February 2013
You must be right as I have come across the word "homeward" in an English short story of the nineteenth century.
There are many such words that are strange for me, however I like them.
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