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Offline zhonglc_2016

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be backing one's house
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:59:42 am »
Hello all,

It's nice to be backing our own house.

Sorry for not being able to give a context. It's a stand-alone sentence.
In fact, it is provided by a junior high school kid. I guess it comes from his exercise book or something.

My question,
1. People usually say "be/go back home", and here "back" is an adverbial.
I wonder whether "be/go back one's house" can mean the same thing as  "be/go back home".
It sounds like going back to the location, not necessarily containing the meaning of getting together with one's family members.

2. As for the grammar of the topic sentense, to be honest, I am not familiar with "(to) back one's house".
My dictionary tells me there is a set phrase "back the wrong horse". Would it be possible that the "house" in the topic sentence is a typo? I really want to mark the topic sentence wrong, but at the same time, it rings a bell --- perhaps it can be used that way.
Literally, it means "Going back to our own house is nice"  to me.

Is this sentence correct?
And what does it mean?

Many many thanks.


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Re: be backing one's house
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 09:59:34 am »
It is a typo, It should read: back in
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 08:59:50 am by admin »
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Re: be backing one's house
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:23:44 pm »
Got it. Thank you.