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    Could someone explain me what meaning of these sentences are?

    Could someone explain me what meaning of these sentences are?
    "Who are you?" Asking name?
    "What are you?" Asking occupation?
    "Who are you with?"
    Thanks!

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    Re: Could someone explain me what meaning of these sentences are?

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    Could someone explain me what meaning of these sentences are?
    "Who are you?" Asking name?
    "What are you?" Asking occupation?
    "Who are you with?"
    Thanks!
    It depends on CONTEXT.

    The normal way of asking somebody's name is 'What is your name?'
    'Who are you? can mean many things, including 'What makes you think you have the authority to speak to me in that way?'

    A common way of asking somebody's occupation is 'What do you do?'
    'What are you' could be asked if you were not sure what somebody at a fancy-dress party was dressed as.

    'Who are you with' can mean 'Which company do you work for', but it can also mean 'Whose guest are you?', and several other things.

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