The you is Harry Potter. I’m really curious about the grammatical construction and the reason why JKR chose it.
”Mrs. Weasley, why – ?”
”Ron and Hermione will explain everything, dear, I’ve really got to dash,” Mrs. Weasley whispered distractedly. “There” – they had reached the second landing – “you’re the door on the right. I’ll call you when it’s over.” (Harry Potter 5 [US Version]: p.62)
N.B.: Mrs. Weasley has just led Harry to his room. She is in a rush because she has to attend a meeting downstairs.
I think it means "your room is at the door on the right," but Mrs. Weasley might be making a mistake because she’s in hurry. I don’t know for sure, though.
- What’s the true meaning of “you’re the door on the right”?
- If it’s grammatically acceptable, is there any omission in the sentence?
- If it’s grammatically acceptable, what situation do you use it in? And what’s the difference in listeners’ impressions between this kind (a-person-is-an-object type) of sentence and the more common version?
- Would you give me some examples of a-person-is-an-object sentences?