“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?
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.