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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,

Which would be used?
(1a) Stay here today.
(1b) Don't stay here today.
(1c) You must stay here today.
(1d) You mustn't stay here today.
(2a) Be here today.
(2b) Don't be here today.
(2c) You must be here today.
(2d) You mustn't be here today.

Thanks in advance.
Hirashin
 

johnnyG

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I can invent a context in which any of those might be okay. (Is that the answer you want??!?)

You should provide some context so people might respond more informatively.
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, johnnyG.
Can "Be here" mean the same thing as "Stay here"?
 

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It can mean the same thing in certain context. I think that "Stay here" implies it might be for a longer period of time or a reason your presence is required, such as the other person leaving.
 

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I just thought of this, but "be here" can be used to ask someone to arrive by a certain time as well. Can you be here by 7:00 a.m. at the latest? Also you can use stay here to leave by a certain time. Can you stay here until 10:00 a.m.? Or to specify a range of time. Can you stay here from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.?
 
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