'The Russian Prince is a client of yours, is he?' ㅡ 'I believe you ()'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by park sang joon, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. park sang joon Senior Member

    Korean
    The narrator recalls his adolescence.
    He and his friend Steerforth stay at his old nurse's Peggotty's hometown for fortnight.
    Tonight, He visited at Steerforth's lodging, and then the female dwarf, Steerforth's acquaintance Miss Mowcher visited here.

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    "The Russian Prince is a client of yours, is he?" said Steerforth.
    "I believe you, my pet," replied Miss Mowcher. "I keep his nails in order for him. Twice a week! Fingers and toes."
    [David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
    I'd like to know if "are right" is omitted after "you."
    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    No. It means "I believe what you said."

    Her: You are really a handsome guy.
    Him: I believe you.

    Him: I didn't steal your jewelery.
    Her: I believe you.
     
  3. park sang joon Senior Member

    Korean
    Thank you, Copyright, for your so very helpful answer. :)
     

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