how to greet and response

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how to greet some one not too familiar, like your customer.
how are you today?

if he said 'how are you', what should i response? i learned from school the answer is 'i am fine, thanks', but
it feels Awkward.

can you give me some greeting ways and reply to one's greeting. thanks a lot.
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    I respond by saying, "Fine, thank you."

    Note: It should read "Greet and respond" not "response". Or "greeting and response".


    Senior Member
    English English
    As Packard says, 'Fine, thank you' is the normal/expected response. Even if you're not feeling fine, your customer doesn't want to know this, so you still respond with 'Fine, thank you.'


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    This question has been asked before - quite a few times, in fact.

    Here are another couple of previous threads which you should find helpful:
    Greeting - How are you?
    Greeting - How are you? I'm good

    If you feel that none of those answer your question, please re-post it in one of the other threads instead. Thanks.
    I'm now closing this one in order to prevent further duplication. DonnyB - moderator.
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