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Casual polite greeting #1 – Hey There! by Katheryn Reilly

Remember those casual polite greetings we told you about yesterday? As we promised, here is the first one:

  1. Hey there!

This greeting is very casual and used typically between individuals that are already acquainted, and may have met before several times.  It is most often used by younger individuals when speaking to others similar in age.  Sometimes, “Hey!” is used by itself as a friendly greeting with a friendly nod.  However one should remember that in English, the word “hey” can also be used as an attention getter to focus someone’s attention.  Therefore, it is best to use the phrase “Hey there!” as a polite greeting.


Come back tomorrow to see what casual, polite greeting Katheryn has for you next!


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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