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Hello everyone. I have a couple of questions.

Regarding the following sequence of two sentences:

I'm the one who's been always causing trouble for you. If you're sorry about it, where would I stand?

This is a line I heard in a movie. I didn't know the expression "where would I stand" in it. Is it a natural daily expression to mean "I won't know what to do"? Besides, is my dictation correct in the first place?

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seagullI didn't know the expression "where would I stand"

~ where would/do I stand with you?

~ what is your opinion of me?

~ how would you describe your relationship to me?

e.g., are you angry with me?

CJ

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Thank you so much for your answer, CalifJim.

I'm afraid I still don't know what the expression "where would I stand" means. Does it basically mean "I won't know what to do"?

Also, can we say that your examples are expressions which are used when someone asks their friend if he/she is angry with them?

seagullI'm afraid I still don't know what the expression "where would I stand" means. Does it basically mean "I won't know what to do"?

No. The whole sequence that you gave was

I'm the one who's been always causing trouble for you. If you're sorry about it, where would I stand?

And I'm afraid that as a whole, it doesn't make sense to me. It seemed to me that you were most interested in the part "where would I stand", so I did not attempt to explain the whole quotation because, as I said, I did not really understand it.

By itself, Where do I stand (with you)? asks what my relationship to you is. This can take many, many forms: Are you a friend? Are you angry with me? Have you forgiven me? Do you consider me an enemy? Do you (still) love me? (or like me?) Do you consider me only as someone useful to your purposes? For married couples: Do we need to get a divorce?

How that fits into the whole quotation is a mystery.

seagullcan we say that your examples are expressions which are used when someone asks their friend if he/she is angry with them?

That is only one example. What is being asked is much more general than just the one question about anger.

CJ

Thank you very much, CalifJim, for your kindness and patience. I'm sorry I didn't notice I had to give you enough context.

That is a remark made by a boy (John) in a scene from a movie. He and his girlfriend (Alice) had an argument earlier that day. Reflecting on her attitude then, Alice comes to John's place and tries to apologize to him:

Alice: Um..., about the incident earlier today, I can be, you know, a little stubborn sometimes. So, how would I say this.... I'm sorry.

John: No. I'm the one who's been always causing trouble for you. If you're sorry about it, where would I stand?

Alice: Would you... forgive me?

John: There's nothing I need to forgive you for. That was my fault.

If you don't mind, please tell me what "where would I stand" means in a case like the above.

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seagullIf you don't mind, please tell me what "where would I stand" means in a case like the above.

It means just the same as what I have outlined above.

"where do/would I stand" is a request for a status report on the situation they find themselves in.

CJ

I understand.

Thank you so much indeed.