408 – Using Bet, I Bet, and Betcha!

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Betcha this guy likes fishing!

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I’ll bet you’re going to enjoy this lesson! Basically, the verb bet means to place a wager. However, in casual, informal, conversational English, there are a number of other ways we can use bet, so for today’s English lesson, let’s check them out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Look at those dark clouds. I bet it’s gonna rain today.
  • I bet the boss is going to make us work overtime again.
  • Jack is so forgetful. I bet he doesn’t remember we have a meeting today.
  • I bet it’s gonna rain today. or I’ll bet it’s gonna rain today.
  • Look at those dark clouds. Betcha it’s gonna rain today.
  • Betcha the boss is going to make us work overtime again.
  • Jack is so forgetful. Betcha he doesn’t remember we have a meeting today.
  • Do you think Jack will be on time today?
  • I wouldn’t bet on it.
  • I hope the boss let’s us go home early today. What do you think?
  • I wouldn’t bet on it.
  • Would you like some more coffee?
  • You bet!
  • I have an extra ticket for tonight’s Yankees game. Do you want to go?
  • You bet! Thanks!

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