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When people get together in person and talk face-to-face, they meet.

simple past past participle

We use this word for first encounters with someone we don't know:

  • It's nice to meet you.
  • We met some interesting people at the party.
  • As a teacher, I have had the opportunity to meet many people from around the world.
  • Brandon and Maria met online two years ago. They're getting married in the spring.
  • Have you met Gloria? No? This is Gloria. She'll be working in the advertising department.

We also use the word "meet" when people plan to get together for some purpose:

  • Let's meet next week to discuss your ideas.
  • The committee meets regularly to plan events for the company.
  • Linda met her accountant last week to talk about her taxes.

When describing goals, expectations, standards, and other ideas about present and future events, you can use the word "meet."

  • We met our goals last month, so we all get a bonus.
  • Vanessa's group failed to meet its goals.
  • The supervisor's expectations were not met. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
  • This hotel didn't meet my expectations for cleanliness.
  • The construction site meets the standard requirements for worker safety.

The word "meeting" is a noun. A meeting is a gathering of people.

  • We have a meeting next week.
  • Neal missed the business meeting because he was sick.
  • Wesley said the meeting was boring.
  • Meetings without an agenda are usually not very productive.
  • Tom says he hates going to meetings.

room for meetings

This room is used for meetings.

The word "meet" is used as a noun for some school-related sporting events:

  • The high school is hosting a track meet this afternoon.
  • There's a wrestling meet this weekend.

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March 14, 2014







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