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    Please, can anybody tell me what "You would!" means?

    A: It has been a great day today. And we had the finest fish on dinner.
    B: I hate fish. (B didn`t like that day at all, he was annoyed)
    A: You would!

    :wink:

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    It means something along the lines of 'It doesn't surprise me that you feel this way'. We say it when someone is being awkward or choosy.

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    Thanks o lot! :wink:

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    I must say that it would be very difficult to understand that uasage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma
    Please, can anybody tell me what "You would!" means?

    A: It has been a great day today. And we had the finest fish on dinner.
    B: I hate fish. (B didn`t like that day at all, he was annoyed)
    A: You would!

    :wink:
    This use of "you would" is sarcastic. There is an intended disapproval of the action/opinion to which "you would" is directed. In this scenario it sounds as if B was in a bad mood and would have said he hated anything that A offered. So A responded with "you would". :wink:

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    Thank you for helping. It was very kind of you. :)

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