You bet <vs> I bet

Minty.zmk

Member
Chinese
Hi all.
I am just wondering which answer is correct .Here is the sentence.
-I am going to tell her what I think of her.
-You bet.(or I bet?)
Thanks for any help.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Both answers are correct depending on the meaning:

    Allen: I'm going to tell her what I think of her.
    Ralph: You bet.
    (Good plan – you should.)

    Allen: I'm going to tell her what I think of her.
    Ralph: I bet.
    (I bet you won't – you're not brave enough.)
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    I agree with Copyright, but I find this "bet" borderline slang, for what it's worth. Or, maybe somewhat dated.

    A simple "You bet" and "I bet" also seem not so common to me. I'd expect more.

    A) You bet. You show her. Let her have it.
    B) I bet. I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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