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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:

Hey there!

Hey There!
           Hey There! 

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.

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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Polite Greetings in the English Language – by Kathryn Reilly

Greetings

Polite Greetings

Greeting someone with Casual Polite English Greetings is the first step to making a good first impression.  While you likely know “Hello” and “How are you”, these very casual greetings may not be quite right for every type of encounter.  You should use polite greetings  when meeting someone for the first time, when greeting someone you’ve met a few times, when greeting someone you haven’t seen a long time, or when greeting a coworker outside of a business context.  Be sure to also use friendly body language such as smiling, eye contact, and/or an extended hand for a handshake.  A wave or hug could also be appropriate if the meeting is between friends and taking place in a causal environment such as a mall or at a park.  This week we will share the eight most common with you. Visit daily for the next eight days to learn them.

In the meantime, why don’t you schedule some lessons so you can practice?

Can you tell us some of your favorite casual polite English greetings? Let’s see if Kathryn’s are the same as yours.

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.