By - speredzn
You put the preposition "на" in the wrong place. :)
It should be: "ты дома или уже на работе".
"Дома" means "home" or "at home". "На работе" means "at work".
Спасибо, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Yes, I am aware of the correct form due to getting it wrong haha. I'm just having difficulty understanding why the way I constructed the sentence is incorrect, as in my head it makes sense, although this may just be grammar that I have yet to wrap my head around yet.
The usual form of expressing a location would be with a preposition. На работе, в парке, в спортзале, на концерте, в кино, etc. You can also say "в доме", which would mean "in the house", and can be used to describe the physical location. But when you want to say "home", you usually say "дома", which you can consider a special case.
Ahh I see, Спасибо Mr. Cucumber! You're a star.
Top comment is correct. To go a little deeper, as you may know, на means "on" usually referring to a flat surface or to being on top of something (i.e. на полу - in the field, because it's a flat surface + на коробке on the box if something is physically on top of the box as opposed to inside of it). It is also used as a rule with certain nouns, including на работе and a few others, so that's why I assume you're using на here - to go with работа, which is correct.
"Дома" is an adverb and does not take a preposition, so that's part of the reason why this sentence is wrong. However, if you wanted to use a prepositional phrase, you would say "в доме" - inside the house. It's more natural to say дома, but you could say в доме if the sentence was really focused on location (i.e. asking someone if they are inside the house vs outside in the yard) rather than simply being "at home". If you say "на доме", then you're saying that someone is on top of the house :)
Edit: I typed a little fast and accidentally wrote на коробку instead of на коробке :(
благодарю вас!! That has helped a whole bunch, I understand now, thank you my friend.
appreciate you taking the time 😎