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    #1

    Here you are

    Hello,
    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...

    Cheers!



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    #2

    Re: Here you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    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...

    Cheers!

    Only "Here you are" (bitte schön) is idiomatic. "Here are you" (Du bist hier) is a free combination of words and it means something else.

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    Re: Here you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    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...

    Cheers!

    I am not sure if I understand your question, but "Here you are" would be most common in both these situations:
    "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.

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    #4

    Re: Here you are

    Thanks guys!

    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!

    Cheers!

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    Re: Here you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys!

    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!

    Cheers!
    You're right. There he is. And there you are!

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    #6

    Re: Here you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys!

    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!

    Cheers!
    In this phrase "here you are", it doesn't mean that we ask a question of "where is he" only but it is possible for things also when we find it. Or when when we let someone to borrow it. That's what I know up to know. Is that right? Thanks any way

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