Greetings in English with Examples

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Work Sheet: Spoken English

(Knowledge Publications)

Greetings:

Greetings is an expression of joy, kindness or salutation when you meet someone. Following is a list of certain important words which are commonly used in our daily life. Read these attentively and then make practice to speak.

It has become a tradition now-a-days to say only morning / Noon / Afternoon / evening / night in reply to words denoting greetings.

Good Morning:

You say ‘Good Morning’ when you greet someone in the morning.

  • Good Morning, Shamsa.
  • Morning, Laila.

Good Noon:

You say ‘Good noon’ when you meet someone at midday.

  • Good noon, Shan.
  • Noon, Jan.

Good afternoon:

You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ clock till 5 p.m.)

  • Good afternoon, Pinki.
  • Afternoon, Saima.

Good evening:

You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ cl You say ‘Good afternoon’ when you meet someone in the afternoon (From twelve ‘o’ clock till 5 p.m.)

  • Good evening, Mr. Babu.
  • Evening, Miss Banki.

Good Night:

You say ‘Good night’ late in the evening before going to home or going to sleep.

  • Good night, Mamma.
  • Night, darling/ Night, sweet dreams.

Hi:

You say ‘Hi’ when you meet someone frankly either he is older than you.

  • Hi Gulshan!.
  • Hi Iqra! How are you?
  • Fine and you?
  • All right, thanks.

Hello:

You say ‘Hello’ when you meet someone or start a telephone conversation.

  • Hello Safia, I didn’t see you for ages. How are you? I’m fine. How about you? I’m very well, thanks.
  • Hello! I am Naina. I’d like to speak to the Principal. I’m sorry, the Principal is not available. Can I leave a message for her? Sure.

Bye/Bye-bye/Goodbye or God be with you  :

You say ‘Bye’, ‘Bye-bye’, ‘Goodbye’ or ‘God be with you’ when you leave someone or end a telephone conversation.

  • Mind how you go. Bye!
  • Look after yourself. Bye
  • Take care of yourself. Bye
  • Goodbye Nahid!
  • Bye Chandni, see you.
  • I’ll talk to her in the evening, Bano.
  • All right, I agree/ Very well, I agree.

Welcome:

You say ‘welcome’ when you receive or see someone gladly.

  • Welcome./ You’re welcome.
  • Give them a warm welcome.
  • Welcome home!

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