“Sure, take your time.”

English Lesson: Sure, take your time.

You're out clothes shopping with your girlfriend. You are waiting while she tries on clothes. She asks if it's OK to try on a few more things. This is how you answer her.

Sure, take your time.

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"Sure" means "yes".

A: Hey, can you help me with this?

B: Sure.

 But "sure" is more casual than "yes".

If you just answer "yes" to a question, it can sound as if you are angry:

A: Hey, can you help me with this?

B: Yes.

A: Uh... Are you annoyed or something?

"Sure" is similar to "of course". Both suggest that it's obvious and expected for the answer to be "yes".

A: Will you come to my graduation?

B: Of course!

"Of course" is a stronger response and more positive response than "sure".

take (someone's) time

To "take your time" means to do something slowly and carefully. You tell someone "Take your time" when you don't want them to feel rushed:

A: I'll be done in just a minute.

B: No rush. Take your time.

"Take your time" is OK to use in almost any situation.