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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    had better/will be better off

    You had better complete the work.
    You will be better off if you complete the work.

    Does the two sentences mean the same?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: had better/will be better off

    The first sentence is a threat - You must finish this work or something might happen/you would be wise to finish this work.

    A parent might well say to a child "You better behave or you will be sent to bed".

    The second says that you will benefit in some way [possibly financially] by finishing this work.
    Last edited by Anglika; 04-Sep-2007 at 02:28. Reason: typo


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    #3

    Re: had better/will be better off

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
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    Do[es] the two sentences mean the same thing?
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