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    meaning of an idiom

    What's the real meaning of "Be my guest !"
    Is it the same with "You're welcome !"

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    It doesn't mean "You're welcome." It means, help yourself; feel free to do something. For example,

    Max: Wow! You have a lot of DVDs. Would you mind if I borrowed some?
    Sam: Be my guest. <Go ahead and take some DVDs>

    Pat: Your car is fabulous! What's it like to drive?
    Sam: <hands Pat the keys> Be my guest. <Drive it if you want.>

    Hope that helps.


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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    In relation to this post please advise if and when the form "welcomed" is acceptable.

    Thanks,
    Ewelina

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    Simple Past
    We welcomed them.

    Past Participle
    Q: Did you welcome them?
    A: They were welcomed.

    Q: Had you welcomed them?
    A: They had been welcomed.

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    Re: meaning of an idiom

    Welcome, leeyang.

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