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    Question "help yourself"

    A friend of mine who's not a native English speaker just sent me a message like this.

    "Help yourself and have a good day, honey"

    I know help yourself could mean make somebody feel comfortable when there's a food. <- a food? just foods?, but I wonder if "help yourself" could mean greeting like above sentence.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Aaron; 07-Dec-2005 at 08:06.

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    Default Re: Does help yourself can be a greeting?

    I'm sorry. I don't know why nobody answers me. I wonder if my question was too obvious. Although it is obvious, It's difficult to me. Please help me out.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Does help yourself can be a greeting?

    Please~ answer me. T_T

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    "Help yourself and have a good day, honey"

    Sounds like a closing to an email, not an opening. "Help yourself" is in answer to a request, and the request doesn't have to be about food. For example,

    A: Can I borrow some DVDs?
    B: Help yourself. Feel free to take whatever you want.

    A: Are these books on sale?
    B: No. They're free. Help yourself.

    A: Do you have a tissue?
    B: There's a box on my desk over there. Help youself.

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    Default Re: Does help yourself can be a greeting?

    Thank you so much. That was really helpful and I totally understood now.

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    Default Re: Does help yourself can be a greeting?

    You're welcome.

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