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What's the main difference between saying "greeting" and "greetings?"


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Good question! The plural form "greetings" is used as a word of welcome or hello. You wouldn't use the singular "greeting" to greet someone. "Greeting" in the singular form can refer to a hello, or it could be the present participle or gerund form of the verb "greet." Ex: Greetings, friends! How are you all? Ex: I am going to be greeting so many people today at the event. Ex: What a lovely greeting she gave us.

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