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    #11

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

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    Jane: Why do you have that shopping (bags of groceries)?
    In British English, we would happily use have you got instead of do you have here.

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    #12

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    Nobody has ever said that to me. And I have never said it. But I have heard it used (sarcastically).
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    #13

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Nobody has ever said that to me. And I have never said it. But I have heard it used (sarcastically).
    It's natural to me. It only sounds sarcastic when it's pronounced with heavy emphasis on "lot".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #14

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Thanks a lot
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Nobody has ever said that to me. And I have never said it. But I have heard it used (sarcastically).
    Huh? Nobody has ever said Thanks a lot to you? What do you mean? Why not? Please explain.

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    #15

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Is it a video? If so, the bags of groceries sitting on the counter or table (or wherever) should have been a strong clue to the meaning of that sentence.

    The answer to Jane's question.

    Jane: Why do you have that shopping (bags of groceries)?
    Helen: I went to the store, bought them, and brought them here. That's why!
    Yes, it is a video.
    the bags of groceries are in her hands. They meet them at front of the house.

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    #16

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Nobody has ever said that to me. And I have never said it. But I have heard it used (sarcastically).
    I always appreciate others helps in Forums. I just thanked you. I don't know what you mean.

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    #17

    Re: Why have you got that shopping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
    Yes, it is a video.
    The bags of groceries are in her hands. They each otherat front of the house.
    A natural statement would be:

    It looks like you have been shopping.

    Or:

    I see you've been shopping.

    The one that's actually used seems rude to me. And pointless.
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