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Offline bookworm

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he goes/commutes home every day (students)
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:02:03 pm »
College students normally have at least two options. They either stay in dormitories or rent (usually) studio-type apartments, or they go home after their last class. Some don't want to live in these rented places because it's normally expensive to live outside their homes.

Let's say John is enrolled in an Ivy League school, and most of his classmates live in dormitories. But he lives in a nearby state, and he prefers to commute home even though it's a two-hour drive each way. His new classmate assumes that he also lives in the same dorm with 1000 students.

   Classmate: Can we meet at the cafeteria tonight? I need your help in our math assignment, and I'm willing to pay.​
   John: Sorry, but I go home every day. Maybe I can come early tomorrow.​

   Classmate: I need John's help in math. Do you think he can meet me at the cafeteria tonight?​
   Jane: He commutes home every day. Maybe he's available during lunch breaks.​

I just want to find out how native speakers normally express the italicized text.
English is my second language.

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Re: he goes/commutes home every day (students)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 10:20:37 am »
go home - would be the norm here. Commutes is normally a work term - I commute everyday except Friday when I work from home...
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