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    the usage of the word "introduce"

    :) hi everyone
    in Loman English dictionary the first meaning of the word introduce is "when you introduce someone to another person,you formally tell each other's names ,for examples esp at a party or meeting"
    then can I say this way:let me introduce myself.I came from China. My name is weiqun ding. Does this expression suit that of americans? :?
    thank you ! :)

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    Re: the usage of the word "introduce"

    Quote Originally Posted by weiqun ding
    :) hi everyone
    in Loman English dictionary the first meaning of the word introduce is "when you introduce someone to another person,you formally tell each other's names ,for examples esp at a party or meeting"
    then can I say this way:let me introduce myself.I came from China. My name is weiqun ding. Does this expression suit that of americans? :?
    thank you ! :)
    Yes, you can introduce yourself first just like you said:
    "Hi, My name is "so and so" and I come from China"
    or
    "Hi, let me introduce myself; my name is "so and so" and I come from China"

    or "Hello everybody, first let me introduce myself....."
    " Good Morning everybody. I will be your English teacher for this semester and my name is..."
    "Hello, everyone! This is our first class in English and I will be your English taecher this year. My name is..."

    etc, etc. :D

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    #3
    hi natalie27
    thank you very much for your instant answer.
    weiqun ding

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    Quote Originally Posted by weiqun ding
    hi natalie27
    thank you very much for your instant answer.
    weiqun ding
    glad to help!!!! :D


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    #5

    Re: the usage of the word "introduce"

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27

    "Hello everybody, "
    "Hello, everyone! ..."

    etc, etc. :D
    I always get confused, do you out a comma after hello?

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    Re: the usage of the word "introduce"

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27

    "Hello everybody, "
    "Hello, everyone! ..."

    etc, etc. :D
    I always get confused, do you out a comma after hello?
    I think a comma goes after "hi" but I don't think we put it after hello.

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    Re: the usage of the word "introduce"

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27

    "Hello everybody, "
    "Hello, everyone! ..."

    etc, etc. :D
    I always get confused, do you out a comma after hello?
    1. Hello,
    How are you?

    2. Hello how are you? (sounds like you are rushed)


    3. Hi,
    What's new?

    4. Hi everybody! (OK)
    5. Hello everybody! (OK)
    6. Hi everybody, (OK)
    7. Hello everybody, (OK)

    All the best, :D

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    Hi Natalie 27 and Casiopea,
    Thank you two very much for pointing out my mistakes. I hope you will do it later. different cultures have differnt letter forms . in China ,at the beginning of each letter.people usually start their letters with the expression"你好:".This is the reason why I have made the confusing form Natalie mentioned.
    Thank you!


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    Re: the usage of the word "introduce"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    4. Hi everybody! (OK)
    5. Hello everybody! (OK)
    6. Hi everybody, (OK)
    7. Hello everybody, (OK)
    comma before everybody?


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    #10
    I'd say that they are verbal commas. :)

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