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help yourself | help yourselves

This page is about the conversational phrase help yourself | help yourselves

Meaning

This is used to let people know they can take something, or they can serve themselves.

For example

  • "Do you mind if I take a brochure?"
    "Not at all. Help yourself."

  • "There's food and drinks on the table over there, so please help yourselves."

Quick Quiz

If the host of a dinner party says "Help yourself", you should

a. wait for food to be served

b. put food on your own plate

c. help them to serve the food

Contributor: Matt Errey