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    there you go =here you go?

    Hi! I got a definition for "there you go" from an online dictionary. Here it is.

    there you are or go a. an expression used when handing a person something
    b. an exclamation of satisfaction or vindication
    I am wondering whether "there you go" is same with "here you go"? Any difference?

    Thank you!

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    Re: there you go =here you go?

    May be a subtle difference.

    Example 1:
    Someone gives you a reason for something, and to make the statement conclusive, might add "… so there you go!" (Meaning "that's all the reason you need, now you can carry on").

    Example 2:
    "Can I have an apple please?"
    "Yes, here you go!"

    "Here you are", "There you are", "Here you go" and "There you go" are all used as pleasantries when giving somebody something that they have asked for. "So there you go/so there you are" are the variants which tend to have the connotation shown in Example 1, which can be slightly dismissive and is used when telling someone that you've told them all they need to know and there need not be further argument. (That is, satisfaction or vindication).

    The definition you quote covers both uses, but "here you go/here you are" are only used in sense 'a', they are not expressions of satisfaction or vindication.
    Last edited by hotmetal; 10-Jun-2008 at 17:21.

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    Re: there you go =here you go?

    Hotmetal, thank you for your detailed explanation about the usage of these two phrases.

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