Is “on my way” an adverbial complement?

“I’m on my way home.” (John Steinbeck, East of Eden)

Is on my way an adverbial complement; home modifying on my way?


No. "I’m on my way" is a direct idiom meaning "I am (currently) travelling". It derives from "way" meaning "path", and thus originally meant "I am on the path [towards] home".

"I’m on my way home" therefore means "I am currently travelling [to my] home".

The following is a valid exchange:

  1. Can you come home early? Jill fell over in the park!

  2. On my way

Note you might also find this idiom via the Internet abbreviation omw.

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