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Hello all,

At the end of a meeting with somebody, shoud I say

It is a pleasure meeting you.

OR

It is a pleasure to have met you.

Thank you.
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Hi,

At the end of a meeting with somebody, shoud I say

It is a pleasure meeting you.

OR

It is a pleasure to have met you.

If you say 'at the end of a meeting', it sounds like a business meeting of some kind. However, I think you are just asking about an occasion where you meet someone new. We don't normally call that 'a meeting'.

In such a social situation, we would use the two kinds of phrases you are talking about. Because the encounter is ended, you need to refer to it as past in some way. The version with 'to have met you' is OK. But instead of #1, say 'It was a pleasure meeting you'.

Best wishes, Clive
I would say "It was a pleasure meeting you."
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CliveHi,

At the end of a meeting with somebody, shoud I say

It is a pleasure meeting you.

OR

It is a pleasure to have met you.

If you say 'at the end of a meeting', it sounds like a business meeting of some kind. However, I think you are just asking about an occasion where you meet someone new. We don't normally call that 'a meeting'.

In such a social situation, we would use the two kinds of phrases you are talking about. Because the encounter is ended, you need to refer to it as past in some way. The version with 'to have met you' is OK. But instead of #1, say 'It was a pleasure meeting you'.

Best wishes, Clive

Thanks Clive.

I am referring to the time when you are saying goodbye. So the meeting has not really ended, its going to end. Therefore, should it be

It is a pleasure meeting you.

Hi,

Please clarify things.

Are you talking about a business meeting, or a social encounter?

Are you talking about the first time that you meet someone?

Clive
CogarThanks Clive.

I am referring to the time when you are saying goodbye. So the meeting has not really ended, its going to end. Therefore, should it be

It is a pleasure meeting you.
No. It should be "It was a pleasure metting you" because if you are saying good-bye, then you already met them. Now, if you are talking about somebody you heard a lot about and you are just finally meeting them, then you say "It is a pleasure to meet you". Hope that helps!
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CogarThanks Clive.

I am referring to the time when you are saying goodbye. So the meeting has not really ended, its going to end. Therefore, should it be

It is a pleasure meeting you.
No. It should be "It was a pleasure meeting you" or "it has been a pleasure meeting you" because if you are saying good-bye, then you have already met them. Now, if you are talking about somebody you heard a lot about and you are just finally meeting them, then you say "It is a pleasure to meet you". Hope that helps!
Hello Clive,Can I say ---> It was a pleasure meeting you & Samantha jonesBecause I met them both.CheersRenae
Hi,

Can I say ---> It was a pleasure meeting you & Samantha jones Because I met them both

Yes, but only if Samantha is not present at the time you speak.

Clive
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