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It was nice meeting you? or it was nice to meeting you?

I heard someone say "it was nice to meeting you" the other day. I thought it was "it was nice meeting you" (without "to") for a long time, because I was thinking that "to" couldn't be followed by gerunds (except "looking forward to ~ing").

Do both "it was nice meeting you" and "it was nice to meeting you" mean the same thing?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    You can either say,
    It was nice meeting you
    It was nice to meet you

    If you want to reply when someone says this to you, you can reply
    It was nice meeting you, too
    It was nice to meet you as well

    both of them are said when you meet someone for the first time
    nice to meet you: when you are just introduced to someone
    nice meeting you : when you are going to leave someone you've just been introduced to

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