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Hi everyone, I need help with using the word 'acquaint.' I know the meaning but I'm not sure how it's worded in a sentence. I'm trying to express that Richard and Albert are meeting for the first time (in present tense) :

Richard and Albert get aquainted for the first time at Julie's dinner party.

Should I change it to "are aquainted?" or is 'get' aquainted okay?

I don't think it's "Richard and Albert aquainted for the first time at Julie's dinner party," right?

Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate your time!
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Hi,

I need help with using the word 'acquaint.' I know the meaning but I'm not sure how it's worded in a sentence. I'm trying to express that Richard and Albert are meeting for the first time (in present tense) :

Richard and Albert get aquainted for the first time at Julie's dinner party.

This is OK. But you really don't need to say 'for the first time', as that is already implied by the term 'get acquainted'.

Should I change it to "are aquainted?" or is 'get' aquainted okay?

Don't say 'are'.

'Get acquainted' is OK. 'Become acquainted' is a little more formal.

I don't think it's "Richard and Albert aquainted for the first time at Julie's dinner party," right? Right.

We also often use the expression 'Richard and Albert get to know each other'.

Clive
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Anonymous I'm trying to express that Richard and Albert are meeting for the first time (in present tense) :

Richard and Albert get aquainted for the first time at Julie's dinner party.
This is correct, although I'm not sure why you want it in present tense, unless perhaps you are outlining the plot of a story. If you really want to describe something as it is happening, you would probably use "getting acquainted."

"Where's Richard? Is he here (at the party)?"
"Yes, he's in the kitchen getting acquainted with Albert."

Does that help?
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Thank you Clive and khoff. The comments really helped me!

Oh and yes, I'm briefly writing an outline for a play for my teacher so she wants it in present tense. Thank you!
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