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    #1

    better off going

    Howdy!

    Is there any difference between these two sentences in meaning?

    You're better off going home.
    You had better go home.

    Thanks.

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    Re: better off going

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Howdy!

    Is there any difference between these two sentences in meaning?

    You're better off going home. (You'd be better off going home.)
    You had better go home.

    Thanks.
    Yes. The first means that the person's situation would improve if they went home. The second simply means that, in your opinion, the person should go home.

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