How How Do You Do

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  1. Yozilkree
    How do you do is defined as a polite greeting that you can use when first introduced to someone. An example of "how do you do" is what you would say as you shake hands with someone you meet for the first time. YourDictionary definition and usage example.
  2. Kazigor
    How do you do. a standard inquiry and response on greeting or meeting someone. (This expression never has rising question intonation, but the first instance of its use calls for a response. Sometimes the response does, in fact, explain how one is.) Sally: Hello.
  3. Shar
    how do you do? definition: 1. a formal greeting for someone that you have not met before: 2. a difficult, worrying, and. Learn more. Cambridge Dictionary +Plus.
  4. Mukree
    How do you do definition is - hello —used especially when one is first introduced to someone. How to use how do you do in a sentence.
  5. Mubei
    'How do you do' has its essence in the early meaning of the verb 'do', which has been used since the 14th century to mean 'prosper; thrive'. Even now, gardeners sometimes refer to a plant that grows well as 'a good doer'.
  6. Sakree
    If you were being introduced to the Queen, she would greet you with "How do you do, Mr Sharma?" The correct response would be "How do you do, Ma'am?" Telling her about your recent liver transplant would be a faux pas. "How are you?" is often used in the Irish Republic and has the same meaning.
  7. Faubar
    In reply, the other person, also wishing to make the same meaningless greeting, would say "How do you do". Note that "How do you do" in this usage was even spoken as a statement, not as a question (i.e., without a rising tone at the end). These days "How do you do?" is more likely to be interpreted as an actual question.
  8. Malashicage
    How do you do? This is not a question. It is another, very formal way of saying "Hello." It is also very British. The correct response is; "Pleased to meet you." or "How do you do." or just "Hello." We only really use it the first time we meet someone. How are you?

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