Mehdi
Who can help me???

I read a text in my english book as the following:

 

"She came to live in the Keller home."

 

Is it true?

 

Because I think that it should say Keller's home not Keller home!

 

Thanks

 

 

Nov 17, 2015 7:11 AM
Comments · 5

What you mean is that it should say  ' . . in the Kellers' home' :  note the position of the apostrophe [ ' ].  The reason I have made it plural  i.e. more than one Keller, is that with the article 'the', it suggests that the Kellers are a family, and not just a single person.  It could be one person, however, in which case you are correct in saying  'Keller's home'.

Again, you can say 'the Keller home' to refer to the household, and it suggests that there is more than one Keller living there.

It is rather confusing, and it doesn't really matter how you say it.

November 17, 2015

Here keller is being used as a Proper noun...suggesting that the name of the house is Keller. ...Keller's home be usedto show possession. ..It belongs to the family 

November 17, 2015

My dear friends

 

Thanks for all your nice comments!

 

November 17, 2015

I agree with Anita. We should use Keller home. "home" is not a material here so we shouldn't use a possessive adjective. We can use "Keller's house".

 

November 17, 2015

I came to see the answer.

November 17, 2015