Mariacristina
Hello. I have a question about the expression "I just wanted to see how you are doing". I want to text a friend I haven't spoken with for a while. Does the above expression imply that the recipient is going through a hard time? I just want to ask how he is since I haven't heard from him in a while. Hope I've been clear. Thank you 😊
May 28, 2022 7:52 AM
Answers · 12
Firstly, you would usually say "I just wanted to see how you 'were' doing." No, this doesn't imply that the person being questioned is going through a hard time, although they could be. I would say that this statement is fairly neutral - it's about updating yourself about somebody else's health/ feelings/ well-being/ status/ progress/ etc....
May 28, 2022 8:09 AM
I think your sentence is perfect and appropriate. It does not imply that you are unduly worried. It might imply that you are a little bit concerned, but in a good way. One should always be concerned about friends. That's what friends are for. Here are some other ways to say the same: "u ok?" (suitable for a text message only) "I'm just checking in on you because I haven't heard from you for a while. What have you been up to?" (or you can use slang and say "whatcha up to?" or "what's up?" or "how's tricks?") "How are you doing? Just checking in." "Long time, no see. How are you?" "Any news? I've been thinking about you."
May 28, 2022 11:01 AM
It's a neutral question it doesn't imply anything other than your enquiry as to how they are.
May 28, 2022 11:47 AM
In this situation ( informal ) to be 100 % neutral, I would say ' hey, how are things going there?' and then you could go on to say something about yourself or suggest a chat or meeting or whatever you wanted to :)
May 28, 2022 10:02 AM
hello can we practice together?
May 29, 2022 10:51 AM
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