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    Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    Please provide me with the correct and current ways of introducing someone or being introduced in English for adult learners.
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    Re: Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    You should introduce the new person to the old person:

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    Mr XXX,may I introduce Mr YYYY. He has just joined our class.

    Informally:

    XXXX, this is YYYY who has just joined the class.

    YYY, this is Mr XXXX who is the tutor for English Syntax.

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    Re: Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    If you are introducing a teacher and a student, for example, who should be mentioned first?

    Should it be Mr. Smith (the teacher) this is Mr. Jones who will be in your class, or the other way around. Or does it make any difference?

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    Re: Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    To be completely correct, you should address the senior/elder person first.

    Mr. Smith, may I introduce Joe Jones, who will be joining our class. Joe, this is Mr. Smith, our teacher.

    This is a somewhat old-fashioned idea these days and I'm not sure who would be offended if you started by talking to Joe, in an effort to make him feel more at home and welcome.

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    Re: Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You should introduce the new person to the old person:

    formally:

    Mr XXX,may I introduce Mr YYYY. He has just joined our class.

    Informally:

    XXXX, this is YYYY who has just joined the class.

    YYY, this is Mr XXXX who is the tutor for English Syntax.
    Thank you very much for your help. May I ask you what the other ways of introduction are, youeself to someone or someone to others etc?

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    Re: Ways of introducing yourself or someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Thank you very much for your help. May I ask you what the other ways of introduction are, youeself to someone or someone to others etc?
    We tend to be less formal in Australia.
    Here's a minimal acceptable way to introduce one person to another:
    (Looking at Mary, and indicating John) Mary, John.
    then, (Looking at John, and indicating Mary) John, Mary.

    "X, this Y; Y this is X" is probably the most common way. You generally can't go wrong with it.

    As others have mentioned, it is often a good idea to say one or two things about each person to give them something to talk about, "to break the ice".
    "John, this is Mary. Mary has just come back from London"

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