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    natthapol is offline Newbie
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    Default What does "where have you been" mean?

    I have found a dialogue from book that it's shown below.
    a : where have you been? it's eleven o'clock.
    b : I got stuck in trafic.
    a : well, you should have phoned!!
    b : ....
    a : ....

    some thing like that.
    As understanding,I think it means where you went out before getting back to specific place.So, B was asked that where have you been? it's eleven o'clock!!!!

    Thanks.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: What does "where have you been" mean?

    It is what is known as a rhetorical question. The person does not expect a precise answer. It is indicating exasperation, and implying that you were meant to be here but were not present when expected.

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    natthapol is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: What does "where have you been" mean?

    Thanks I got it.

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