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If I want to give some advices to someone older than me,

which one should I use:
You'd better do sth.
You are better off doing sth.

Because one book says: the first one has the meaning of obligation as you said.
the 2nd one is more polite. Is that true?
 

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The second is less direct, so it would be better if you are trying to be respectful.;-)
 

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zli79 said:
If I want to give some advices to someone older than me,

which one should I use:
You'd better do sth.
You are better off doing sth.

Because one book says: the first one has the meaning of obligation as you said.
the 2nd one is more polite. Is that true?

I agree. The second is more polite. :wink:
 
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