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    Question I bet

    Greetings

    Could somebody clarify this: What is the correct usage - I bet you a thousand dollars, or I will ( iŽll ) bet you a thousand dollars.


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    Re: I bet

    Welcome to the forum lennuk.

    The answer to your question depends on the situation. "I bet .." is making an offer of a bet; "I'll bet ..." is expressing your willingness to bet.

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    Re: I bet

    Thank you for the quick reply!

    So if I am making a bet against somebody, it is always correct to use the I bet you a car or any other noun?

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    Re: I bet

    Yes. Only a pedant would consider whether you should have said I'll bet.

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