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    Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    In the following conversation, I am wondering what is omitted in speaker B' answer.

    A: I want a beer.
    B: Here you are!

    In comparison, speaker B is logical in the following conversation.

    A: Where is my beer.
    B: Here it is! (Inversed, "it" denotes "my beer.")

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    What do you mean by "omitted"?

    We commonly say Here you are when we hand something to somebody.

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    What do you mean by "omitted"?

    We commonly say Here you are when we hand something to somebody.
    I mean what you ordered is a "beer" not "you." In a complete sentence, is it like "Here you are (now with the beer you ordered)"?

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Just like jutfrank said, we use "here you are" when we give a beer or anything to someone. Don't worry about whether the phrase is logical. It's sort of like idioms which more often than not don't make much sense.

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Here you are or here you go are common ways to say "here is the thing you wanted."
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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Just like the proverb goes, there is no fire without smoke, there must a reason to say so. I understand that you say so because you say so and I worry too much but could anyone tell me why people say "here you are (go)" instead of "here it is" when they give a beer or something to somebody?

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Quote Originally Posted by inase View Post
    In a complete sentence, is it like "Here you are (now with the beer you ordered)"?
    I suppose that's as good a way as any to understand it.

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    There's nothing omitted in the first. The second may work better when the beer was served a while ago, but for a freshly drawn beer the first works better for me.

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There's nothing omitted in the first. The second may work better when the beer was served a while ago, but for a freshly drawn beer the first works better for me.
    I think I got it, which may be wrong or a bit closer.
    The person (A) who has the beer ordered has been looking for the person (B) who had ordered it for a very short (0.2 sec) while because A might have turned his/her attention away from B while preparing the beer, and in less than a second (0.3 sec), A finds B, uttering a little surprise and a joy of serving B, "Here you are!" I think it originates from a kind of exclamation of recognizing B's location?

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    Re: Here you are! (The beer you ordered is ready.)

    I found some useful information for you. Take a look:

    https://ell.stackexchange.com/questi...e-here-you-are

    A quote from this person Malik "For example, let's say you are my neighbor and asked me for a drill. I went to look and found one somewhere in my store room. I then go to find you to hand it over. To draw your attention, I say, "Ah, here you are! [And so here is your drilling machine]."

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