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    better

    you better use computer to work this.
    what,s the meaning of you here?is it the better for me or for anybody??
    i confused,why i dont say i was better??

    Thanks..

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    Re: better

    Quote Originally Posted by learner. View Post
    you better use computer to work this.
    what,s the meaning of you here?is it the better for me or for anybody??
    i confused,why i dont say i was better??

    Thanks..
    It depends on the context.
    'You' is used in English to mean "one, people in general".
    "One should use a computer to do this", "You should use a computer ... A computer should be used ..."

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    Re: better

    Quote Originally Posted by learner. View Post
    you better use computer to work this.
    what,s the meaning of you here?is it the better for me or for anybody??
    i confused,why i dont say i was better??

    Thanks..

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    Learner,


    (1) I think that the "correct" sentence is:

    You had better use a computer.

    (2) NOTES:

    (a) It is true that many native speakers drop the "had," but

    since you are a "learner," I most respectfully suggest that

    you always say (and especially write) "had better."

    (b) "Had better" can be very strong. Almost like a threat:

    You are standing in the way. You (had) better move!!! Or I shall ....

    (i) I most respectfully suggest that you not use this modal

    until you really understand English. The words "should"

    and "ought to" are more "gentle":

    You should/ought to use a computer.


    Thank you & have a nice day


    P.S. In your sentence, "had better" is NOT a threat. Nevertheless,

    since you are a "learner," you might ACCIDENTLY use it in a sentence

    that sounds like a threat.

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