Is 'You bet' equal to 'That's right' ? A: Did you go to Jane's birthday party B: ------- I had a great time. (a) You bet (b)That's right The answer in the book is 'You bet', but I can't find any wrong with "That's right" in this dialog. I found Synonyms of saying yes, that said 'You bet' and "That's right" all mean "Yes" Is there still any differences I don't get? I will be grateful for any help you can provide. Thank you very much.
Jul 28, 2019 6:09 AM
Answers · 10
We usually use "That's right" if we're agreeing with something that the other person said. For example: "I heard that you went to Jane's party last night." "That's right." We're saying that what the other person said is "right," or correct. It sounds a little strange to say "that's right" in response to a question like "did you...?" (By the way, the phrase "you bet" isn't really used much these days, at least in my experience. Everybody knows the phrase, and it's good to learn it, since you may hear it in movies or read it in books. I can't remember the last time I heard someone actually say it, though.)
July 28, 2019
In addition to everyone else's answer, I would also add that "you bet" is often used to mean "you're welcome".
July 28, 2019
= You can bet that it is right. Yes, it does.
July 28, 2019
thank you for the informative reply.
July 28, 2019
Kind of. It's similar, but "you bet" should be only used in an informal situation.
July 28, 2019
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