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  1. marianekidman
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    Ho do you phrase this

    It was nice to meet you?

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    Re: Ho do you phrase this

    Quote Originally Posted by marianekidman View Post
    It was nice to meet you?
    It felt nice to meet you.

    I am glad to meet you.


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    Re: Ho do you phrase this

    "It was nice to meet you" is correct.
    This is said at the end of the conversation. At the time you are introduced you can say, "it is nice to meet you" or "I am glad to meet you". I would not say "It felt nice to meet you".


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    I would not say "It felt nice to meet you".
    Nor would any other native speaker.

    A couple of other variations that are sometimes used are:

    "It was nice meeting you."
    "It was nice to have met you."

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    Nor would any other native speaker.

    A couple of other variations that are sometimes used are:

    "It was nice meeting you."
    "It was nice to have met you."

    Greg
    Is there anything wrong in using "It felt nice to meet you"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Is there anything wrong in using "It felt nice to meet you"?
    Yes there is. No one says it.
    It's a formula. If you change it to something that people never say in such circumstances, your listener will wonder what special meaning you are trying to convey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes there is. No one says it.
    It's a formula. If you change it to something that people never say in such circumstances, your listener will wonder what special meaning you are trying to convey.
    Can language be ever compared to math? Can language be a formula. Then how does language evolve and how is it called dynamic? How do new sayings and expressions come into existance. Tomorrow if an unknown expression is used in a highly popular movie or a famous author uses it in his famous book, it will be in use and everybody will start using it, does this not happen?

    Please understand I by no means want to argue or refute your views or statements, I dont think I have knowledge and skills to do so. I am no match for you, still as a thinking language enthusiast, I would like to put my point across and would like you to clarifying without going bananas...

    I think this is the way I learn and I am able to extract the maximum out of stalwarts like you and develop a better understanding of the concepts of language.

    "Only Dead Fish Swims with Water"

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Can language be ever compared to math?
    It could be, but that's a task for another day.

    Can language be a formula.
    Certainly. Much of what we say is formulaic.
    "How do you do?" not "How don't you don't?" or "How are you being?"
    If "How do you do?" is not a formula, it is a very bizarre literal question to ask someone.
    Note that I'm not claiming you can't say: "It felt nice to meet you"?
    You could certainly try it.


    Then how does language evolve and how is it called dynamic? How do new sayings and expressions come into existance. Tomorrow if an unknown expression is used in a highly popular movie or a famous author uses it in his famous book, it will be in use and everybody will start using it, does this not happen?

    Yes, it does. When some movie uses "It felt nice to meet you", you'd probably find that being used. But you couldn't use it without evoking the movie any more than you can say "Hasta la vista, baby" for "goodbye"
    without evoking the movie. After a generation of two, if it catches on, it could become normal.


    Please understand I by no means want to argue or refute your views or statements, I dont think I have knowledge and skills to do so. I am no match for you, still as a thinking language enthusiast, I would like to put my point across and would like you to clarifying without going bananas...

    I hope I don't have a history of clarifying by going bananas.
    I'll be back!

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    I'll be back!
    Absolutely not..but just in case..cant take any chance ...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Can language be ever compared to math? Can language be a formula. Then how does language evolve and how is it called dynamic?
    You are not trying to say math is not dynamic and does not evolve itself, are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Can language be ever compared to math?
    It could be, but that's a task for another day.
    Why not today Raymott??

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'll be back!
    Aren't you watching too much Holliwood movies Raymott?
    That was a good one, good times!

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