“Where did you get that from?”

English Lesson: Where did you get that from?

Your son uses a new word that you've never heard him say before. It's not a common word, so you're surprised and you want to know where he learned it.

Where did you get that from?

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Where did you get that from?

Ask someone "Where did you get that from?" when they use a word or phrase that you didn't think they knew. Here are some examples of situations in which you can use this:

  • Your child uses a new, difficult word.
  • Your older relative uses a slang phrase that people their age don't usually know.
  • An English learner uses a phrase that sounds very native-like which they've never used before.