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    Response " And you?"

    In spoken English, could I ask a person's name or age with " And you?" after they ask me ? Is it OK with three following sentences? Thanks a lot.

    1. What's your name?
    ~ My name's Son. What's your name?/ And you?
    2. How old are you?
    ~ I'm 29. How old are you?/ And you?
    3. How are you?
    ~ I'm fine. How are you?/ And you?

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    Re: Response " And you?"

    With "your name" I'd reply "And yours?" or "And you are...?" with a rising intonation.

    You can say "And you" but with the last one, a more natural response is: I'm fine, thanks. How about you?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Response " And you?"

    Thank you. Does " What's your name?" or" How old are you?" sounds natural in response or you never say that in conversation?
    And " How about you?" is just for " How are you?", not for " what's your name?" or" How old are you?"?

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    Re: Response " And you?"

    A: What's your name?
    B: I'm Ron. What's yours?

    A: How are you?
    B: I'm fine. How are you?

    A: How old are you?
    B: I'm 33. How old are you?

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    Re: Response " And you?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    A: What's your name?
    B: I'm Ron. What's yours?

    A: How are you?
    B: I'm fine. How are you?

    A: How old are you?
    B: I'm 33. How old are you?
    How are you? is often answered "Fine, thanks, and you?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Response " And you?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    And " How about you?" is just for " How are you?", not for " what's your name?" or" How old are you?"?
    For me, it doesn't work so well with What's your name?, though I wouldn't say it wrong, and it's fine with How old are you?.

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