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I was in a chat discussing the translation of our project and one of the developers made a joke:

You'll find that the Commonwealth spelling [of "member"] is "membre" :)

This is not the first time I've heard the phrase "You'll find that...". What is it supposed to mean and where does it come from?

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It just means that if you bother to take a closer look at something, you will see that it is the way described. It suggests that the speaker has experience of the thing mentioned, and is reporting to you from that vantage point.

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Uhhh, no brainer! –  n0nChun Mar 22 '11 at 11:32

Thats an interesting question

If you were to say "You will find the crisps in the cupboard" you would be stating a fact, or saying if you were to look you would find something to be true.

I would assume then that saying "You'll find that...." would be a shorter way of saying, if you were to check this fact you would find it to be true.

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