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    #1

    the response to goodbye

    John: Goodbye.
    Mary: ______________.
    (A) Take care
    (B) I'm Maria
    (C) Good to see you

    I think option A is the best response, isn't it?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: the response to goodbye

    Not only is A the best response, it's the only one that makes any sense at all. An argument could be made for C if it had been "Goodbye. It was good to see you" but as it stands it doesn't work. B is nonsense. Apart from anything else, if the second speaker's name is Mary, she wouldn't introduce herself as Maria!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the response to goodbye

    Yes, A is best, but I have little trouble with C. People talk like that in conversation.

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    Re: the response to goodbye

    I've just gone back to post #1 and had a huge surprise. I would have wagered my month's pay on the fact that A) was 'Goodbye. Take care'. Now I just see "Take care"! How confusing. On that basis, my first response would have been different. I would have said that both A and C are OK in an informal, colloquial setting. B is still completely wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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