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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    how are you?

    Hi there,

    A: How are you?
    B: fine.

    What are the alternatives for the response 'fine'?

    tks
    pete

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    Re: how are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    A: How are you?
    B: fine.

    What are the alternatives for the response 'fine'?

    tks
    pete
    B: Great!
    B: Bloody awful, thanks for asking.
    B: I've been worse.
    B: OK
    B: So so
    B: Fair to middling
    B: Well, the constipation has settled, but now I'm getting this terrible fluttering feeling around my heart.
    B: Good
    B: Not bad
    ...

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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: how are you?

    Hi there,
    Can i use 'in' instead of 'around'?

    Well, the constipation has settled, but now I'm getting this terrible fluttering feeling around my heart.


    BTW, what are the alternatives for the following response?

    A: Nice to meet you.
    B: Same to you./ You too./ So do I.

    tks
    pete

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    Re: how are you?

    Nice to meet you

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    You too.
    Nice to meet you too.
    Likewise.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: how are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can i use 'in' instead of 'around'?

    Well, the constipation has settled, but now I'm getting this terrible fluttering feeling around my heart.
    Yes, you could.

    By the way, after any of those responses I gave, it's polite to ask, "And you?"
    "Fine thanks. And you?"

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