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    About 'believe'

    Hello,

    Is 'believe you me' equivalent to 'believe me' ?
    Which one is more correct or formal ?

    Cheers,

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    Exclamation Re: About 'believe'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hello,

    Is 'believe you me' equivalent to 'believe me' ?
    Which one is more correct or formal ?

    Cheers,
    If you put the corresponding subjects the matter will be clear'
    I/We/They believe you me. If the subject is I or We, then you can not use me. If the subject is They then a coma is to be used before me as: They believe you, me.
    The first sentence is ok: You believe me.

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    #3

    Re: About 'believe'

    It is an idiom or expression meaning "you need to believe me"

    Example:

    "Let's go to the XYZ restaurant to eat. They have the best chicken dish."
    "Really? I like ABC's chicken. I can't believe it's better."
    "Believe you me, once you taste XYZ's chicken, you will never order from anyone else."

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    #4

    Re: About 'believe'

    Yes it means the same see here:

    World Wide Words: Believe you me

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    Re: About 'believe'

    Hello,
    Thank everyone for your interest. Perhaps I didn’t express my question clearly enough.

    But believe you me is a set phrase we use when somebody doesn’t trust in what we said .

    I’m asking about the difference when omit you in the phrase.
    How does it sound ? Is it more imperative ?
    Cheers,

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    Re: About 'believe'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hello,
    Thank everyone for your interest. Perhaps I didnít express my question clearly enough.

    But believe you me is a set phrase we use when somebody doesnít trust in what we said .

    Iím asking about the difference when omit you in the phrase.
    How does it sound ? Is it more imperative ?
    Cheers,
    Not necessarily, it depends on the tone of voice used.

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