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    How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    There was a similar question about it here, but the answer was "If you are writing to someone but you have never met them then it wouldn't be appropriate to say anything like that [nice to meet or nice to know you], because you haven't met them and you don't know them!" And no mentioning, WHAT actually to use in this case.
    So that's the question: what should I use in writing instead of "nice to meet you"?

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    Re: How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    Welcome to the forum, mary.

    There is no way you can say that you are pleased about the happening of something that has not happened.

    If you are expressing the hope that you would like to see somebody in the future, then you can say:

    It would be nice to meet you some time.
    I look forward to meeting you some time.

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    Re: How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    I can't find the actual thread you refer to, but I agree with the answer given. I'm not sure why you would wish to put a phrase like that into a letter to someone you have not met. The normal ways of signing off a letter, either formally with "Yours faithfully" or informally with "Yours sincerely", are usually quite sufficient. If you are anticipating meeting the person to whom you are writing, then you can say something like "Looking forward to meeting you".
    Perhaps I have not fully understood your question....


    ....and I see that I've been beaten to the punch!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    If you chat with someone online (over a video chat or voice/text chat), does that count as meeting (virtually)?

    (Just watched The Big Bang Theory episode in which Sheldon is going around as a viritual presence device).

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    Re: How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    Thank you both for a full explanation! Unfortunatelly I can't post some links untill I have at least 10 messages.
    And thanks for a greeting

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    Re: How to say "nice to meet you" in a letter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    If you chat with someone online (over a video chat or voice/text chat), does that count as meeting (virtually)?

    (Just watched The Big Bang Theory episode in which Sheldon is going around as a viritual presence device).
    I think that these days being part of a video conference with someone would probably class as having met them, to some extent. If you've been involved in several video conferences with someone and then eventually you find yourself in the same room as them, you would probably say "It's great to meet you in person at last"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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