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See someone about

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:14 pm

A: Come in! Take a seat.
B: Thank you.
A: You are very handsome. You must have many girls follow you.
B: Not really. I'm sorry but I'm very busy. What did you want to see me about?

Hi everybody! Is it okay to use "What do you want to meet me for?" and "What did you want to see me about?" interchangeably in this context?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: See someone about

Post by trolley » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:39 pm

I wouldn't, Steven. While "meet" does mean "get togther and talk", it can also mean to be introduced to someone for the first time.
"Pleased to meet you"
For clarity, I would add "with" if I was using "meet" to mean have a discussion.
"What do you want to meet with me for?"
That's just a personal preference. Your version is not incorrect.
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Re: See someone about

Post by gdwdwrkr » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 pm

B. For what purpose did you wish to meet with me?
A. I want to paddle you.
B. Please proceed; I might like it.
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Re: See someone about

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:20 pm

trolley and gdwdwrkr: Thank you both very much for your help.

StevenLoan
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