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    Default Yes, on business.

    [David: Here you are! Are you packing? Peter: Yes, on business.] What does Yes, on business mean?

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    Default Re: Yes, on business.

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    It's difficult to be sure without more context.
    My guess is that David has found Peter packing his bags. Peter says that he is about to go away for business reasons (i.e. not on a holiday, for example).
    So David's question "Are you packing?", implies "Are you intending to travel somewhere soon?".

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    Default Re: Yes, on business.

    Then what does Here you are mean in this dialog?

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    Default Re: Yes, on business.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Then what does Here you are mean in this dialog?
    I guess David had been looking for Peter and then he found him. Quite frequently, when we are searching for someone or something, when we find them/it, we say "Aha. Here you are!" or "Here it is!" Note that we also say "There you are/There it is".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Jul-2013 at 08:01.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Yes, on business.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post

    David: "Here you are! Are you packing?"

    Peter: "Yes, on business."
    Please note my amendments to your punctuation.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jul-2013 at 08:13.

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