had better or be better off doing something?

WildWest

Senior Member
Turkish
Hi. Can you help me with the following two sentences, please?

a. You had better get a taxi.
b. You are better off getting a taxi.

Are these two sentences equal to each other? Is the latter as commonly used as the first? Thanks in advance!
 
  • beezneez

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    No, the two are different.
    a. You should get a taxi.
    b. Getting a taxi is the better choice. Perhaps, as opposed to walking or taking the bus.
     
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