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    Question Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet you"

    What a difference between Nice to meet you, Glad to meet you, Pleased to meet you and Delighted to meet you? When use them?

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    Use them when you first meet someone. They are simple pleasantries, they all amount to the same thing. "Pleased to meet you" would be my choice.

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    Welcome to the forum.

    You'll also hear "It's good to meet you". Like SoothingDave, I would use "Pleased to meet you". It seems to have replaced the outdated "How do you do?" (which was not reserved for the first time you meet someone).

    Note that your questions should have been "What is the difference between ...?" or "What are the differences between ...?" and "When should I use them?" or "When do we use them?" - "When use them?" is not grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    You'll also hear "It's good to meet you". Like SoothingDave, I would use "Pleased to meet you". It seems to have replaced the outdated "How do you do?" (which was not reserved for the first time you meet someone).

    Note that your questions should have been "What is the difference between ...?" or "What are the differences between ...?" and "When should I use them?" or "When do we use them?" - "When use them?" is not grammatical.
    I wonder if the following sentences are both correct.

    1. What is the difference between software and hardware?
    2. What are the differences between software and hardware?

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    They are both correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It seems to have replaced the outdated "How do you do?"
    I am not a teacher.

    I am not disputing the validity of this statement but it did surprise me a little. I haven't had much to do with English speakers (other than on this forum) for some 26 years and how do you do sounds pretty normal to me.

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    I didn't say it wasn't normal. I said it wasn't used as much as it used to be.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Nice to meet you,Glad to meet you,Pleased to meet you,Delighted to meet yo

    I am not a teacher.

    I should have expressed myself differently.

    What I meant to say was, I didn't know that it was outdated.

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