Remember those casual polite greetings we told you about yesterday? As we promised, here is the first one:
This greeting is very casual. We can use it typically between individuals that are already acquainted, and may have met before several times. Younger individuals often use this phrase when they are 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, one can use “hey” word as an attention getter to focus someone’s attention. Therefore, it is best to use the phrase “Hey there!” as a polite greeting.
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