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    #1

    Smile better take = have better to take?

    Homer, maybe you better take Milhouse home.
    better take = have better to take?

    I was taught that we can't say 'have better to' to the elder or the superior. Correct?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: better take = have better to take?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    better take = have better to take?

    I was taught that we can't say 'have better to' to the elder or the superior. Correct?

    Thanks in advance!
    You can say: "you better take" or "you had better take". NOT "you have better take".
    There's no rule about elders or superiors, apart from the obvious fact that if you telling a superior/elder what they should do (which is the basic meaning), you should be able to back up your opinion.
    Generally, it would be more polite to say something like: "Wouldn't it be better to ... ?" or "What do you think about ... ?"

    "Homer, maybe you better take Milhouse home." Note that Marge? here says "maybe you better..." which is also a polite way of saying it.

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    Smile Re: better take = have better to take?

    Gotcha! Thank you very much, Raymott.

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    Re: better take = have better to take?

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    Gotcha! Thank you very much, Raymott.
    You're welcome. Your posts are always a pleasure to answer.

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    Smile Re: better take = have better to take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You're welcome. Your posts are always a pleasure to answer.

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