-==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-

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-==EVERYDAY ENGLISH==-
« on: June 25, 2011, 02:17:37 PM »
EVERYDAY ENGLISH-1

Everyday we make a lot of mistakes. This is either because of your lack of knowledge or of your state of carelessness.
You should be discrete of what you are going to speak or write.
I have noticed that many of our students make mistake at the very beginning of their presentation,
or conversation as it usually begins with a wish. Like Good morning, Good evening, etc

To overcome this type of mistakes I believe that this site may be helpful.

Good morning,
anytime after 6:00Am and before 12:00pm
Good afternoon, anytime after 12:00Pm but before 6:00Pm
Good evening, anytime after 6:00pm and before 12:00am
Good Night, anytime after 6:00pm to before 12:00Pm but to say good bye
Anytime after 12:00 but before 1:00am is known as midnight.

NOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Night
is quite different from Good Evening because it refers to Good Bye.
So, if you want to mean welcome any time at night, you should say Good Evening, but not Good night.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 04:52:06 PM »
Dear Bhowmik,
A really useful topic for students.
Can you add something on formal greetings ? Students must know them.


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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 06:07:54 PM »
Thank you.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 01:24:22 AM »
Thank you sir for your valuable post. I will get proper idea about this English.

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 12:28:08 PM »
Dear Swapan,

Very helpful tips for students. I always inform my students about these as you know, they are least concern about these greetings.

Thank you.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 12:21:21 AM »
oh. thank you sir. insallah next time i will not make any fault like before. thank you so much..

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 10:37:00 AM »
How should we start and end a conversation?
Here are a few simple phrases/sentences for greeting people in English.

1. Hi.
    Hello.

2. Good morning./ Good afternoon./ Good evening.
    Good Morning/ afternoon/ evening.

3. How are you?
    How are you doing?
   How ya doing? (Informal)

4. Fine. How about you?

5. Okay. Thanks.
    You are welcome.

6. Excuse me/ Pardon me.
    It's ok/ alright.

7. Good-Bye
    Bye








Swapan Kumar Bhowmik
Lecturer, Dept. of English
Daffodil International University
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 11:54:26 AM »
NTC's Dictionary of EVERYDAY AMERICAN ENGLISH EXPRESSION can be a good source

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 02:38:07 PM »
Thank you, Apu.

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 02:44:53 PM »
General Greetings

How are you?
How's it going?
How's it been?
How is everything?
How have you been?
How you been? (informal)
How's tricks? (informal)
What have you been up to?
What's up? (informal)
What's new? (informal)
What's going on?(informal)


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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 02:58:08 PM »
Greeting a person you haven't seen in a long time

I haven't seen you in years!
Long time no see! (informal)
I haven't seen you in an age!
I haven't seen you in a month of Sundays!

a month of sundays = a long time


Expressing surprise at meeting someone


What a surprise to meet you here?
Never thought I'd see you here!
Where have you been hiding yourself?
Have you been keeping busy?
Have you been keeping cool?
Shouldn't you be at work?

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 12:06:47 PM »
If you forget the name of your seemingly known person, you might ask him or her in the following way:

I'm sorry; I have forgotten your name.

but not in this way:
What is your name?

If you are going to call someone and in the mean time he or she calls you.
You should say----------
I've been meaning to call you.

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 04:27:51 PM »
Give some tips on telephone conversation as well. Its a big problem that some of the students do not know the courtesies relevant to telephone conversation

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 02:18:41 PM »
Nahid Madam,

Thank you for your suggestion.
I will post a mock telephone conversation very soon.

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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 04:29:14 PM »
Thank you Bhowmik.
It would be of real benefit for the students.