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    Default Nice to meet you, or Nice to meet you.

    Dear teacher, I have a question about these sentences.

    1.Nice to meet you, I'm so glad to be your friend.
    2.Nice to meet you. I'm so glad to be your friend.


    Since nice to meet you comes from It is nice to meet you,
    If I said "Nice to meet you" would it be considered as a fragment?
    fragment, independent clause = number one would be correct?


    3.Nice to meet you, and I'm so glad to be your friend. Story is below.

    My friend just got a new Korean friend through internet. It is like some kind of pen friend that you exchange each other's mail. < do I need 's for possessive?

    This is the mail that she got from her new online friend
    hi~ you are a Thai~? wow~ that's very fresh! i agree that be your penfriend!
    but please keep in mind that i'm not very good at english too. i want that we be floursih!


    So she wrote down "Nice to meet you, and I'm glad to be your friend."
    I told her that I've never seen this structure before, but I couldn't not tell her whether it's wrong or not. So I wondering if it's okay to use a comma follow by a conjunction in this sentence.




    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Pakhavit; 27-May-2010 at 02:57.

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    Default Re: Nice to meet you, or Nice to meet you.

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhavit View Post
    Dear teacher, I have a question about these sentences.

    1.Nice to meet you, I'm so glad to be your friend. - ok, but I like #2 more.
    2.Nice to meet you. I'm so glad to be your friend. - good
    3.Nice to meet you, and I'm so glad to be your friend. - never
    I would not even say:
    It is nice to meet you, and I'm so glad to be your friend.


    Since nice to meet you comes from It is nice to meet you,
    If I said "Nice to meet you" would it be a fragment?
    fragment, independent clause = correct?
    Sorry, I can't answer this question...

    Thank you very much.
    Your welcome
    It's just my opinion.
    Let's see what other members and teachers will say.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Nice to meet you, or Nice to meet you.

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhavit View Post
    1.Nice to meet you, I'm so glad to be your friend.
    2.Nice to meet you. I'm so glad to be your friend.
    3.Nice to meet you, and I'm so glad to be your friend.
    "I sense a disturbance in the Force." - like Luke Skywalker would say. "Nice to meet you" is the usual exchange between two people meeting for the first time, and it can also be a common (formal) farewell. (It would probably be "Nice to have met you", or "it was nice to meet you".) It sounds a little weird to me to say "Nice to meet you. I'm so glad to be your friend." Hey, it didn't take too much time for you to accept each other as friends. What's next? "Nice to meet you. Do you think you would mind moving in with me?" (Though I could make exceptions, of course. )


    It's just my vague opinion. Correct me if I'm wrong, will you?

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    Default Re: Nice to meet you, or Nice to meet you.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    *** NOT A TEACHER ***



    "I sense a disturbance in the Force." - like Luke Skywalker would say. "Nice to meet you" is the usual exchange between two people meeting for the first time, and it can also be a common (formal) farewell. (It would probably be "Nice to have met you", or "it was nice to meet you".) It sounds a little weird to me to say "Nice to meet you. I'm so glad to be your friend." Hey, it didn't take too much time for you to accept each other as friends. What's next? "Nice to meet you. Do you think you would mind moving in with me?" (Though I could make exceptions, of course. )


    It's just my vague opinion. Correct me if I'm wrong, will you?
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about the story.

    My friend just got a new Korean friend through internet. It is like some kind of pen friend that you exchange each other's mail. < do I need 's for possessive?

    This is the mail that she got from her new online friend
    hi~ you are a Thai~? wow~ that's very fresh! i agree that be your penfriend!
    but please keep in mind that i'm not very good at english too. i want that we be floursih!


    So she wrote down "Nice to meet you, and I'm glad to be your friend."
    I told her that I've never seen this structure before, but I couldn't not tell her whether it's wrong or not. So I wondering if it's okay to use a comma follow by a conjunction in this sentence.

    I hope that make sense and not disturbing the force!

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    Cool Re: Nice to meet you, or Nice to meet you.

    Apart from grammatical rules, I believe the real problem lies in the situation of the conversation. If you check outthedifferent meanings of Meet, you'll see that physical presence and usually eye-contact are expected to take place- unless you use cameras???

    Nice to meet you is simply an expression. And yes, it's an independent meaningful grammatical entity, but you should remember that idioms and expressions don't usually follow the normal rules of structure.
    If you're really interested in finding the hidden verb in it, you can say the complete sentence is: IT IS nice to meet you.
    A phonological rule in English says that unstressed words can be omitted when they occur at the beginning of the sentence in informal speech:
    I thought so = though so.
    That's not gonna happen = not gonna happen.

    Nice to meet you, and I'm so glad to be your friend.
    I agree with Nigghtmare85 over this one. The technique of compounding employed in this part seems to be wrong. Actually, there's no structural balance there.


    I like the way ~Mav~'s mind works.

    Good day,

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