English

Greeting

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A greeting is something friendly or polite that you say or do when you first meet or welcome someone.

In English, we have many different types of greeting words and expressions ranging from formal to informal depending on our relationship to the other person and the situation we are in.

Listed below are some examples of common greetings :

Informal greeting examples :

  • Hello / Hi / Hey / Hiya
  • How's it going? / How are you doing? / What's up? / Alright mate?
  • What's new? / What's going on? / How's everything? / How are things? / How's life?
  • How's your day? / How's your day going?
  • Good to see you. / Nice to see you. / Long time no see!

Formal greeting examples :

  • Good morning / Good afternoon / Good evening
  • Nice to meet you / Pleased to meet you
  • How have you been?


Greeting example sentences
Hi everyone.
That's cool, hi Mike!
Hey, hello, long time no see!
Hiii.
Umm, hi, good morning.
Hey, good morning.


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