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    Default To Mike ('d better / You are better off)

    If I want to give some advices to someone older than me,

    which one should I use:
    You'd better do sth.
    You are better off doing sth.

    Because one book says: the first one has the meaning of obligation as you said.
    the 2nd one is more polite. Is that true?

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    The second is less direct, so it would be better if you are trying to be respectful.

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    Default Re: To Mike ('d better / You are better off)

    Quote Originally Posted by zli79
    If I want to give some advices to someone older than me,

    which one should I use:
    You'd better do sth.
    You are better off doing sth.

    Because one book says: the first one has the meaning of obligation as you said.
    the 2nd one is more polite. Is that true?
    I agree. The second is more polite. :wink:

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