How to introduce someone when you forget their name

Posted on 07.06.2019 by Willis
And dont forget to sign up for the Rachels English mailing list, where youll get all the latest and greatest news from me. Notice how the T in meet can sound like a CH sound when the next word is you. When introducing Person A to Person B -- and you can't remember Person B's name -- you can simply ask them for their name. Or even a slightly more discreet, Her name was.

Its also common to say your relationship to the person, followed by his or her name.

This is useful if youre at a party or an event where some people dont know each other. Simply admit that the person's name has escaped your memory for the moment. Sometimes you need to introduce them to someone. It is fine to just nod after the first introduction to avoid repeating yourself. Theyll probably just introduce themselves at this point, because your introduction was completely inadequate.
If it is someone whom you have been told about, you might make a comment along the lines of So-and-so has told me so much about you. Once you have that figured out, you can easily help two people get to know each other and even to start a great conversation in the process. If someone has forgotten to introduce you, introduce yourself and explain how you know the host if you are at a party. English conversation can be intimidating. In this video, youll learn the phrases you need to introduce someone in American English. Your boss is referred to by his name, unless he is entitled to an honorific such as doctor, professor, or the honorable. Thats it, and thanks so much for using Rachels English.