[Grammar] better off going

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Nathan Mckane

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Is there any difference between these two sentences in meaning?

You're better off going home.
You had better go home.

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Is there any difference between these two sentences in meaning?

You're better off going home. (You'd be better off going home.)
You had better go home.

Thanks.

Yes. The first means that the person's situation would improve if they went home. The second simply means that, in your opinion, the person should go home.
 
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