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    About handing over

    While you are giving or handing over something to somebody can you say
    "Here you are" and if not what should you say?

    Thanx i.

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    Re: About handing over

    Quote Originally Posted by lalantha
    While you are giving or handing over something to somebody can you say
    "Here you are" and if not what should you say?

    Thanx i.
    Yes. You can say "Here you are".

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    You also hear 'There you are', in British English.

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    "Here you go" ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You also hear 'There you are', in British English.
    People also say (in AE), "Here you go." They also say that in Australian. (A couple of the "kids" on "my" forum are Australian.)

    ~R

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    Thanks..

    Many Thanks folks for your valuable comments.

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    You're welcome.

    PS We also use 'here you go' in Britain. :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You're welcome.

    PS We also use 'here you go' in Britain. :o
    (Invented dialogue)

    RonBee: Hey, it just occurred to me that AE could stand for Australian English. :)
    Tdol: You mean to say that they speak English down there?



    Heh heh.

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    Ha ha RonBee, you made me laugh!
    btw, "down there" often means what? does it refer to remoter areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvaann
    Ha ha RonBee, you made me laugh! ?
    Thanks. I guess I sort of meant to do that. :)


    btw, "down there" often means what? does it refer to remoter areas?
    It could. Basically, it just means somewhere else. BTW, a popular nickname for Australia is Down Under. I might have been unconsciously thinking of that.

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