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Hello there,

If i just met somebody for the 1st time and would like to send him an email to follow up, should i say

"It is nice to know you"

OR

"It is nice knowing you"

Thank you.
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Hi,

If i just met somebody for the 1st time and would like to send him an email to follow up, should i say

"It is nice to know you"

OR

"It is nice knowing you"

Are you talking about a business situation, or a personal/social situation? In both cases, I suggest such comments are not appropriate because they are too personal. You hardly know the person at all. You will sound insincere.

Anyway, that's the situation in my country and culture. In yours, perhaps things are different.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Clive and thanks for raising the question Cogar. Emotion: smile

Am I right that in America, you wouldn't say 'It is nice to know you' when you first met someone. How about if you got to know the person more, lets say, after a conversation, could you say that? Also, does 'Nice to meet you' mean the same thing?

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes,
PBF
Hi PBF

Immediately after an introduction I would say "(It's) nice to meet you."

When saying goodbye at the end of the first encounter (e.g. after you've had a conversation) I might say "It was nice meeting you."
YankeeHi PBF

Immediately after an introduction I would say "(It's) nice to meet you."

When saying goodbye at the end of the first encounter (e.g. after you've had a conversation) I might say "It was nice meeting you."

Thanks for answering my questions, Yankee.

So, you would never say 'it's nice to know you' or something like that, right?

Thank you again.

Best wishes,
PBF
Hi PBF

No, I wouldn't. I'd be much more likely to say "It's nice to know you" after I had spent a considerable amount of time and had many conversations with someone.
If you are looking for a pleasant thing to say, you can try "I look forward to working with you on this" (before the project) or "It was a pleasure working with you on this" (as you conclude the project).
Slightly OT:

Barb, what's your personal opinion about the difference (if any) between these two?
- "I look forward to working with you."
- "I'm looking forward to working with you."
Grammar GeekIf you are looking for a pleasant thing to say, you can try "I look forward to working with you on this" (before the project) or "It was a pleasure working with you on this" (as you conclude the project).
Hi Grammar Geek,

When people say "I look forward to working with you on this" or "It was a pleasure working with you on this" to you, how should you reply?

Thank you. Emotion: smile

Best wishes,

BPF
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