Casual Polite Greeting #4 – How’s it going? -by Kathryn Reilly

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Hey there! Are you ready for casual polite greeting number 4? Well ready or not, here it comes!

 

  • How’s it going?

This is another polite greeting which can be used instead of the slightly more formal “How are you?” or “How do you do?”  This is an appropriate greeting for everyone, whether they are younger or older than you.  A very similar phrase to “How’s it going” is “How are you doing?”; the second is considered to be a bit less casual and is often used to greet someone who may be having a difficult time in their lives.  For example, it would be a better choice to use “How are you doing?” when greeting someone who was recently ill or experienced a death in the family.

 

Visit Stack Exchange for some examples.

Then come on over and have a lesson. We miss you and we want to know, “how’s it going”.

 

 

Kathryn Reilly is a veteran English teacher with freelance writing and editing experience. While teaching students from diverse backgrounds and learning abilities, she has created many educational aids and implemented new lessons to enhance their learning experience. She has created online educational tutorials as well as content articles for a variety of clients. 

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Toni has been teaching English both online and abroad since 2008. She has two degrees in business, multiple healthcare credentials, is certified TESOL/TEFL to teach English, and has many years of experience in both. She is dedicated to helping her students and team achieve all the success they desire. She will give you honest and detailed feedback and plenty of talk time. Toni’s specialty courses are Medical English and Business English. She is also an academic and scientific document editor, and Medical Coder.

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