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    "Same to You"

    when someone greets you "Good Morning", is it appropriate to return greeting with "same to you"?


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    Re: "Same to You"

    Quote Originally Posted by TAN STEVEN View Post
    when someone greets you "Good Morning", is it appropriate to return greeting with "same to you"?
    Yes.
    Also, you can say:
    Good morning, Steve, and the same to you Maria.

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    Re: "Same to You"

    In the UK the normal respomse to 'Good morning' is 'Good morning'. 'Same to you' is possible, but is usually said in response to an insult.

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    Re: "Same to You"

    PS That 'usually' was putting it too strongly; I should have said 'often'. You can use 'same to you' as a response to many good wishes. I simply meant that, in response to 'Good morning' it's common to reciprocate - rather than just respond: 'Good morning'/ 'And a very good morning to you too'... something like that.

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    Re: "Same to You"

    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher;

    I often hear that phrase after some casual greetings:

    A: Have a nice weekend and see you Monday
    B: Same to you, bye.

    Cheers


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    Re: "Same to You"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'Same to you' is possible, but is usually said in response to an insult.

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    Is it not "Shame to you!" you are referring to?

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    Re: "Same to You"

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Is it not "Shame to you!" you are referring to?
    No. It's quite common in English to respond "Same to you!" if someone, for example, makes a rude gesture at you.

    If someone greets you with "Good morning," it's best to respond with a "Thanks, same to you," if you're going to use "same to you." In AmE, it seems like the most common response to "Good morning" is to simply reply "Morning" (said with a smile and a slight nod).

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