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"The party owes you?"


Does it mean the same as "you owe a party"?

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Here's the general idea.

In informal English, I owe you means that I am grateful to you for something that you have done for me.

In standard English, the phrase is I am in your debt.

In both cases, there is an implication that I should now, in return. do something for you.


"The party owes you." This is as described above. The party refers to a person or a group of people. The context should make it clear who they are.


Does it mean the same as "you owe a party"? No, not at all.

Clive


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seraph42The party owes you?

What a strange question!

Did everybody contribute some money for the party?

It seems you believe that you contributed more than you were supposed to, and you said that the party owed you some kind of refund.

The other person believes that's wrong and he asks "The party owes you?" as if to say, "What do you mean by making that claim? You are not owed anything."

seraph42Does it mean the same as "you owe a party"?

No. It doesn't mean anything remotely like that.

CJ

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by party the other person meant the gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment.. Idk how a party can owe someone? 🙄

he word party has more than one meaning, eg a political party.


A political party can owe someone . . .

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I know that

that's why I'm confused because he was legit refering to the party as a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment, not a political party or something else.


So what could he have possibly meant? I'm confused.

The party owes you. Instead of just asking us about a 4-word sentence, it would be better if you told or showed us some context, ie what the writer says before and after this.

Clive

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Nk there's no question mark after. "the party owes you"


it wasn't a question.

seraph42

Nk there's no question mark after. "the party owes you"


it wasn't a question.

You wrote

"The party owes you?"

Emotion: tongue tied

There's not enough context to answer your question. I would just have to make another guess.

CJ

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