Interested in Language
I've been hearing many of those examples for many months.
Here you are.
Here he comes.
Here comes Cheryl. - does not match the other 2 examples
Doesn't it matter if you say
"Here are you!" and "Here you are!" ?
Logically seen, it has to be "Here you are", because the sentence's main structure is:
"You are here."
Subject - predicate - place.
And you can make:
Place - subject - predicate.
I hope the question is clear...
"Here you are!" (Finally --or I'm so glad--you have arrived.)
"Here you are." (Have some of these doughnuts I'm handing to you.) It is a very common expression but I have no idea how it arose.
"Here are you" seems awkward, although I imagine there are situation. where it might be used.
What about this:
A guy asks:
Where is he?
Some seconds later he sees the person (whom he meant) and says:
Ah, there he is!
I think that's better than:
Ah, there is he!