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    #1

    tell me the difference please...

    what's the difference?

    1. I'm really glad that I met him...

    2. I'm really glad to have met hima..

    3. I'm really glad having met him...

    the situation is...I've met a new friend at work and we have the same interests when it comes to sports...and now we enjoy each other's company...

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    Re: tell me the difference please...

    To keep it simple:

    1. I'm really glad that I met him... You like him but not sure if you will see him again

    2. I'm really glad to have met him...You like him there could be other meetings

    3. I'm really glad having met him... You like him although you were not too sure if you would have liked him before you met him

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    #3

    Re: tell me the difference please...

    i see..the situation is this, I'm new to the company and i've met someone who has the same interests as I...and i'm telling my other friends about him..I see that person everyday at work...so, which of the three is correct? thanks! : )

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    Re: tell me the difference please...

    Well, the third option, the one with the gerund "having met him", doesn't work at all, which leaves us with non-finite "to have" and finite "met". The difference between the two, given the context we're dealing with, is slight, but nonetheless there is a difference, and it counts.

    "I am glad to have (finally) met him", means I was looking forward to meeting him and now I finally have met him. Same holds true for "I was glad to meet him", a possible fourth option. I was told I would be meeting him, and now I have. Neither fits your situation, though.

    Try your first option, "I'm glad I met him."

    All the best.

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