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What's the difference between ''Here you are'' and ''There you are''? Is one more formal than the other?
Aug 5, 2019 6:28 PM
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These expressions can be used by a person who searches and, alternatively, by a person who is found. For example, if you were in a room with lots of people, you might take some time to SEARCH for your friend. When you find them, you say, "There you are! I was looking everywhere for you". In another example, you are standing still and waiting for your friend to FIND you. When they arrive, you say, "Here you are! I have been waiting 15 minutes". I hope this helps
August 5, 2019
No difference whatsoever
August 5, 2019
Thank you very much, Teacher Daniela!
August 6, 2019
Here you are is used when the person is very close to you, like a few meters away. There you are is used for a situation where the individual is either a moderate distance away or has just found something. Hope it helps! -Teacher Daniela
August 5, 2019
@Stu Thank you so much for helping me out! @Tom DiPietro I really appreciate your explanation.
August 5, 2019
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