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  1. B45
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    I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went our

    I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went our separate ways, and I texted the special individual this:

    I'm glad I've met you.

    VS

    I'm glad I met you.

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    Hi! I'm leaning towards: I'm glad I met you. I hear it more commonly than the first one. I'm no cambridge scholar but the second one sounds more appropriate and personal.

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    Hi! I'm leaning towards: "I'm glad I met you". I hear it more commonly than the first one. I'm no Cambridge scholar but the second one sounds more appropriate and personal.
    "I'm glad I met you" is indeed correct, Benny, but please read this extract from the forum rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts,

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    Are you saying that:

    I'm glad I've met you - Is incorrect?

    But it happened very recently and we only spent a couple days together.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-May-2014 at 08:18. Reason: Unnecessary quote deleted.

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    I wouldn't use "I'm glad I've met you. "I'm glad I met you" and "I'm glad to have met you" sound better to me.

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    '...we went our separate ways' places the event firmly in the past.

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    "I'm glad I've met you" implies that you want to keep the friendship going. If you have no intention of contacting the person again, this could give them the wrong idea about your intentions.

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "I'm glad I've met you" implies that you want to keep the friendship going. If you have no intention of contacting the person again, this could give them the wrong idea about your intentions.
    Of course I want to keep the friendship going!

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    Re: I met a wonderful person on a family vacation trip. After the vacation, we went

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Of course I want to keep the friendship going!
    "After the vacation, we went our separate ways" might suggest otherwise. You might live in different countries. The friendship you had might not be sustainable long-distance. Any of these things are consistent with your first post. So, I don't think "Of course" necessarily applies.
    Naturally, if you say it does, it does. But that wasn't so obvious in your first post.

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