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  1. Genralmail4u
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    Lightbulb How do you do?

    When do we usually use this expression " How do you do?"

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    Re: How do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Genralmail4u View Post
    When do we usually use this expression " How do you do?"
    Generally when we're writing a story set in the 1930's!

    This is no longer in common usage, except in very formal, "posh" circles.

    The nearest you'll hear nowadays is, "Howdo?".

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: How do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Genralmail4u View Post
    When do we usually use this expression " How do you do?"
    I agree with buggles. Almost never. But "Howdo" is regional, as will be most suggestions.
    I'd say "How are you?" or even just "Hello, <name>" or, a bit more formally "Pleased to meet you".

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