Do we say "I met him" or "I met with him"?
- sophiebLv 72 years agoBest answer
both but in different context...
I met him = you met him at the coffee shop...or you were once introduced to him and you shook hands.
I met with him = an appointment of some kind wherein you set up a time and at that time talked with him.
- John PLv 72 years ago
In Britain most people who I know or have heard would say "I met him". I find the notion of "meeting with" as a report of a personal encounter not natural for me, an oldish Briton.
But in some British news items it might be reported that, for instance, "Donald Trump met with the President of China".
- Jeff TLv 62 years ago
"I met him" usually refers to the first time you and he saw each other. 'I met with him" refers to when you and he had a conversation with each other, and has the subtle connotation that it was a business meeting. 'I met with him" means business. "I talked with him" means social.
- RPLv 72 years ago
The first means you made his acquaintance whereas the second means you spent some time (met) him. Either is correct, depending upon context and intent.
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- 2 years ago
I met him
- Anonymous2 years ago
"I met with him" usually implies some purpose. I met with him to discuss the merger. I met with him to plan the party. Otherwise it's "I met him."
- 2 years ago
The "with" is an Americanism.Source(s): Two nations separated by a common language.