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    Default That's OK or All right

    Two conversations run as follows:

    (1)--How about going to the new movie tonight?

    --__________. It's said to be one of the ten best movies so far this year.

    Could I use "That's OK." to reply to this question?


    (2) --Can you keep an eye on my bag, please? I want to use the bathroom.

    ---______________. It'll be safe with me.
    Could I use "All right." to reply to this question?


    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Default Re: That's OK or All right

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Two conversations run as follows:

    (1)--How about going to the new movie tonight?

    --__________. It's said to be one of the ten best movies so far this year.

    Could I use "That's OK." to reply to this question?


    (2) --Can you keep an eye on my bag, please? I want to use the bathroom.

    ---______________. It'll be safe with me.
    Could I use "All right." to reply to this question?
    Yes, that's OK.

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason
    No, 1 is wrong.
    You couldn't accept an invitation like this with "That's OK" without more context.
    (I assume it's an invitation.
    "How about going to the new movie tonight?" could mean, "Please leave me alone tonight. Go to a movie or something.")

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    Default Re: That's OK or All right

    If it is an invitation, then your responses to #1 could be "OK", "Fine", "That sounds lovely", "That's a good idea", "What a great idea", "All right" and various other things, but not "That's OK".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: That's OK or All right

    So "OK" means "All right" as a response to an invitation.

    "That's OK" means "Something is right or fine"

    "OK " doesn't equal "that's OK."

    Am I right?

    PS: As for the second question, could I use "Go ahead" as a possible response?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: That's OK or All right

    Yes to everything you just said.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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