Good morning, Professor Austin, how are you doing?
Good morning, James. I am doing well. And you?
I’m great, thank you. This is my friend Emma. She
is thinking about applying to this college. She has a
few questions. Would you mind telling us about the
Hello, Emma! It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m more
than happy to speak with you. Please stop by my office
It’s a pleasure to meet you, professor. Thank you so
much for helping us.
Don’t mention it. Hopefully, I will be able to answer
• The greetings good morning/good afternoon/good evening are used at different times
of the day to greet people. “Good evening” is often used after 6 p.m. or generally when
the sun has set.
• “Good night” is not a greeting: It is used when leaving a place or group of people.
Thank you and good night!/Good night, and see you tomorrow.
• When people meet in the United States, it is customary for them to shake hands. A
handshake should be firm and usually lasts for about two to three seconds — which
allows enough time to say “Nice to meet you.”
• “Don’t mention it” is another way of saying “You’re welcome.” The phrase “You are
welcome” is more formal. However, responses such as Don’t mention it./No problem./
Happy to help. are informal ways of responding to a thank you.
Souce: Embassy of the United States of America