Meet, Meet with, Meet up with
What is the difference between meet with, meet, and meet up with?
This is a simple pattern I often hear people make mistakes with. Let’s look at some examples!
meet with = serious
Ex: I’m going to meet with my boss to talk about my contract.
Ex: The president met with other world leaders to discuss climate change.
meet = regular
Ex: I’m going to meet my boss for lunch this afternoon.
Ex: She met some friends before going to school.
meet up with = casual
Ex: I’m going to meet up with my boss for drinks tonight.
Ex: She met up with her boyfriend yesterday.
for the first time = meet
O I met my wife in college.
X I met with my wife in college.
X I met up with my wife in college.
meet / meet up + time / place
O We met at about five o’clock.
O We usually meet up in the break room at work.
X We met with at about five o’clock.
X We met up with in the break room at work.
meet with / meet / meet up + people
O He likes to meet with new clients in our office.
O I sometimes meet my sister for lunch.
O She meets up with her friends on Fridays.
Now it’s your turn!
1. I’m going to _____ some friends tonight.
2. Let’s _____ the new client right away.
3. I _____ my husband when we were in high school.
4. Chatting with you is really fun. We should _____.
5. Let’s _____ on Monday afternoon.
6. I’m nervous to _____ her parents.
7. The president _____ several delegates at the summit to discuss tax laws.
8. The president _____ a number of new people.
9. The president _____ delegates in front of the White House.
10. _____ the company reps in our office seems like the best idea.
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