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I knew I had met him before...Is before here redundant?
2019年8月5日 17:00
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Redundant? Yes. But it generally implies something. Usual? Yes. "met him before" is a standard expression. Have you met him before? - common . The main diffrence is that meet him before, usually means that you are meeting him now. As in; Have you met him before, meeting him this time? In contrast; Have you met him? has no suggetsion that you will meet him this time. . A: Look. There's X. B: Have you (ever) met him? = Have you talked? A: I met him once. . A: Look. There's X. Let me introduce you. B: Oh, I met him before. .
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