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  1. Anonymous
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    need help for some short sentances.

    Dear friends,

    I have some short sentances and need help.

    "give me a break!"
    "give him/it a shot" ?
    "you bet." Prisedent Bush used this words in his speech last time.

    Thanks,

    Ilovethis forum

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    What is it that you are asking about these sentences?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: need help for some short sentances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Dear friends,

    I have some short sentances and need help.

    "give me a break!"
    "give him/it a shot" ?
    "you bet." Prisedent Bush used this words in his speech last time.

    Thanks,

    Ilovethis forum
    Hi,

    "give me a break!" = give me a chance, or stop criticising or pressuring me.
    "give him/it a shot" ? = try it
    "you bet." Prisedent Bush used this words in his speech last time. = you can be sure\certain of this.

    Any help?
    :D

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    so people use "you bet" to make others believe that what they've said is truthful?

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    Comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by vvaann
    so people use "you bet" to make others believe that what they've said is truthful?
    Not exactly. It is a colloquialism that indicates that the speaker agrees with something that has been said.

    A: Are you coming to the party?
    B: You bet!

    BTW, I don't think the President said that in a speech. Possibly it was during a news conference.

    Regards,
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  6. Anonymous
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    Quote Originally Posted by vvaann
    so people use "you bet" to make others believe that what they've said is truthful?

    It can be seen as a way to state that you strongly believe something to be truthful or a "sure thing". It could also mean that you are very much in agreement with something. It could be used in various contexts.

    Are going to the meeting tonight? You bet I am. I wouldn't want to miss that.

    Do you believe what he said? You bet I do. Why shouldn't I?


    Aren't you glad winter is over? You bet I am!


    That's all I can think of for now. Can you think of any examples? We'll tell you if you are using the expression in a correct way.

  7. Anonymous
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    Additionally, it can be said that "you bet" is an expression that sounds enthusiastic.



    Let's get pizza. Does that sound good to you? You bet it does. Let's go!

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