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    Good Night!

    Dear friends and Teachers,

    A: Good night!

    - To answer this, I think these would work, correct?

    "Good night!" "Sleep well"

    - By the way I remember "same to you" or "you too!" wouldn't fit this situation, correct?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven

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    Re: Good Night!

    Dear NamSteven,

    As for American English, everything you've written is correct.

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    Debra
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    Re: Good Night!

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    - By the way I remember "same to you" or "you too!" wouldn't fit this situation, correct?
    I don't know about that. I'm english and I have replied to 'Good night' with both of those answers. But formally, I suppose, you are better sticking with 'Good night' or 'Sleep well'.

    But it's important to appreciate (and I'm sure you already know) that oral english can be very different from written english.


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    Re: Good Night!

    Quote Originally Posted by monty mike View Post
    I don't know about that. I'm English and I have replied to 'Good night' with both of those answers. But formally, I suppose, you are better sticking with 'Good night' or 'Sleep well'.

    But it's important to appreciate (and I'm sure you already know) that oral English can be very different from written English.


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    Re: Good Night!

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear friends and Teachers,

    A: Good night!

    - To answer this, I think these would work, correct?

    "Good night!" "Sleep well"

    - By the way I remember "same to you" or "you too!" wouldn't fit this situation, correct? Both would be fine.

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven
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    Re: Good Night!

    To you too is heard frequently too.

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    Re: Good Night!

    As indicated at the head of this forum, if you wish to be valued as a contributor, using proper grammatical forms is expected, and rude comments will be regarded as unacceptable. I have deleted your negative post.


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    Re: Good Night!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    As indicated at the head of this forum, if you wish to be valued as a contributor, using proper grammatical forms is expected, and rude comments will be regarded as unacceptable. I have deleted your negative post.
    I am quite shocked. My post was clearly in jest.
    Last edited by monty mike; 10-Aug-2008 at 00:59.

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    Re: Good Night!

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear friends and Teachers,

    A: Good night!

    - To answer this, I think these would work, correct?

    "Good night!" "Sleep well"

    - By the way I remember "same to you" or "you too!" wouldn't fit this situation, correct?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven
    In AmE, if someone bids you "good night," you usually wouldn't respond with a repetitive "good night." However, many of your responses, such as "sleep well," "same to you," and "you, too" are perfectly correct (and typical) replies. Other common rejoinders are "sweet dreams" and "sleep tight."

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    Re: Good Night!

    I am used to hearing just "Night" in American movies. Is it common?

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