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Thursday, 18 August 2011

AAE Q158: "You'd better be sorry!!."

Hi


If sorry is replied by "you better be sorry" than what does it mean?

Thanks

Dipak



Hello,

The correct response in English is "You had better be sorry." or "You'd better be sorry.". This is an angry response which is sometimes aggressive and threatening.

For example, my friend spilled his drink on me and said "Sorry". I angrily responded, "You'd better be sorry, this shirt cost me 100 euros!"

However it is possible to use this expression as a joke between friends.

Thanks

M

1 Comment:

He who shall not be named said...

What if this is said to you after sex?