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    #1

    introduce v. get known

    "Have you two been introduced" ? Which verb or phrasal verb could be used instead of "introduce" in the sentence?

    "Have you two been got known"?

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    Re: introduce v. get known

    Only introduced is natural there. You could ask Have you two gotten to know each other? The meaning isn't exactly the same though. In British English, the phrase would be "got to know".
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    Re: introduce v. get known

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only introduced is natural there. You could ask Have you two gotten to know each other? The meaning isn't exactly the same though. In British English, the phrase would be "got to know".
    What is the difference?

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    Re: introduce v. get known

    If you're introduced to someone, you simply meet them for the first time and a third party is instrumental in putting you together.

    Consider this dialogue from a party:

    John: Hi Sarah, I'd like to introduce you to Peter.
    Sarah: Great. (They walk over to Peter.)
    John: Peter, this is Sarah/Sarah, this is Peter.
    Sarah: Hi, Peter.
    Peter: Hi, Sarah.

    That's it. That's the end of the introduction. Someone else, later on, might see Sarah and Peter chatting and ask "Have you two been introduced?" The answer would be "Yes, we have. John introduced us earlier."

    If Sarah and Peter carry on chatting and learn more about each other, then they "get to know each other". They might have conversations about their families, their upbringing, their jobs etc. If they chatted for a while, John might come up to them later and say "Have you two been getting to know each other?" They would both be able to answer "Yes. (Thanks for introducing us!)"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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