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Is It Correct to Say “It Was A Pleasure Meeting You”?

We often want to communicate a kind gesture after meeting someone, especially in more formal contexts and first introductions. One way to do so is to say, “It was a pleasure meeting you,” but is it correct?  It is correct to say, “It was a pleasure meeting you,” to end formal conversations and when you …

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Is It Correct to Say “Well Received”?

If you are a fan of book reviews or other forms of feedback, you may read that an author’s new novel or a teacher’s advice was “well-received.” But is it correct? It is correct to say “well-received” when you want to show that you or someone else has received advice, feedback, or something more tangible …

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Are You “In Work” or “At Work”: Which is Correct?

We all, sometimes begrudgingly, have to go to work or school each day. But when someone asks where you are, should you respond with “I am at work” or “I am in work?”  The correct phrase is “I am at work,” not “I am in work.” While both “at” and “in” are spacial prepositions, each …

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Is It Correct to Say “Between You and Me”?

With so many common phrases in English, it’s sometimes difficult to know which are grammatically correct and in which casual conversation context you can use them. The phrase “between you and me” is one example you may hear when someone hopes to keep a secret.     It is correct to use “between you and me,” but …

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Is It Correct to Say “As Well As”?

We often use phrases such as “in addition to” or “as well as” when we want to add something more to a conversation. Sometimes, these phrases have nuances in meaning and context that are not synonymous with other similar, simpler conjunctions.  It is correct to say “as well as.” This combination of words acts as …

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