Greeting Someone

Greeting someone is what you do when you first see them… basically saying ‘Hello’. There are many

different ways people greet each other in English. Some being formal or appropriate for every

situation and others being informal and something you should say only to close friends or family.

In the United States, the most common way to greet someone with words. In formal situations or when

you meet someone for the first time you shake hands. Some people wave at one another. In informal

situations with people you know (family or good friends) you may hug or kiss one another.

Formal Greetings

For example

  1. Hello
  2. Hello _______! (Insert name of person)
  3. How are you?
  4. How are you doing?
  5. How have you been?
  6. Good Morning!
  7. Good Afternoon!
  8. Good Evening!

Informal Greetings

For example

  1. Hi!
  2. Hey!
  3. What’s up?
  4. How’s it going?
  5. What’s new?
  6. What have you been up to?
  7. How are ya?

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