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    "Here you are", "Here you go"

    Dear teachers
    Could somebody tell me the big difference between "Here you are." and "Here you go."?
    Which is politer and which is better for saying to friends?
    Thank you.

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    Re: "Here you are", "Here you go"

    I don't think there's much or any difference in many situations, but I would use 'Here you go' if I were giving something on my own initiative and not in response to a request.

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    Re: "Here you are", "Here you go"

    To me, "Here you are" is a bit more polite.
    "Here you go" might have the connotations (to some people) of "Now, on your bike!", ie. You may leave now that you have been given what you wanted."
    But they mean essentially the same.

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