Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 3 years ago

Do we say "I met him" or "I met with him"?

7 Answers

  • 3 years ago
    Favourite 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 P
    Lv 7
    3 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 T
    Lv 6
    3 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.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    3 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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  • 3 years ago

    I met him

  • Anonymous
    3 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."

  • The "with" is an Americanism.

    Source(s): Two nations separated by a common language.
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