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Is it correct to say (and write), "I feel/don't feel adjusted to a house/country"?

For example:

I feel adjusted to Las Vegas because it's my hometown.

Can someone really be adjusted or feel adjusted to a certain place?

The sentence I wish to use in my essay is:

I don't feel adjusted to any house or country.

The meaning I intend to bring out is that I don't belong to any country and have no place to call home.

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What's throwing you off is the word "feel" as it's not necessary in this case. You can just say "I've adjusted to life in Vegas", or "I haven't adjusted to the night life if Vegas yet".

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  • Actually,I have a bit different sentence that I want to write in the essay:
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:50
  • here it is- I don't feel adjusted to any house or country.(The meaning is that I don't belong to no country and have no place to call home)
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:51
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Yes, you can use adjusted, as it means to become accustomed, or re-orient yourself to that particular different environment you are in. "I am well adjusted to the night life here in Las Vegas". "I don't feel adjusted to living in Alaska in the winter mainly due to the extreme cold weather".

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  • So saying "I don't feel adjusted to any house or country"(the meaning is that I don't belong to no country and have no place to call home) will be alright?
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:52
  • Yes, I believe so. Also, in what context? "I don't feel adjusted to any house or country, because I'm always looking for a new adventure / new challenge /". "I don't feel adjusted to any house or country, because I'm not the type to settle down in one place"
    – rkchl
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:55
  • The idea of the text I am writing is that my family is my home,so the whole sentence sounds like "My family is my home,I don't feel adjusted to any house or country".
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:57
  • Since my family is my home, I have no need to adjust to any one house or country?
    – rkchl
    Jan 19, 2016 at 16:02
  • The text is about home.They asked me to write what home means to me.So I wrote that I don't feel adjusted to any place as I've changed many places of living,so my family is my home.Like,the home for me is there the FAMILY is :)
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 16:12
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I would suggest you could use:

I don't feel at home in any house or country

This works with the update you gave in comments as to the context you wish to use.

Of course the classic phrase is:

Wherever I lay my hat, that's my home

Which implies that it doesn't matter where you go, wherever you settle or are comfortable is your home

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  • But do you think writing "My family is my home, I don’t feel adjusted to any house or country" is too wierd?Honestly,I just like the structure of the sentence.
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 16:55
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    "I don't feel adjusted" just doesn't work in this context.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jan 19, 2016 at 17:00
  • Fine.Thanks for your comments!Still, can I somehow put the word FAMILY in the sentence?I just need it to be there! Maybe, like "I don't feel at home in any house or country, so my family means home to me" or that doesn't work too?
    – Delailah
    Jan 19, 2016 at 17:07

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