Meet is a very popular verb in English language which is used very often to describe an occurrence where a person meets another individual by chance or via prior arrangement. In other words, meet means to meet or get together. It is also an imperative verb, just like take and go which must be done immediately. Meet is an adjective with the meaning “occasion”, “of” or “to”, and it usually refers to a legal meeting of two government or legally authorized officials. To be exact, meet simply means to meet.
A. We have encountered several forms of the verb meet which all refer to some type of meeting that happens to two individuals. The most common one is met, meted, metered, or met. In this example, met refers to an official meeting involving government officials while met means to do something formally. Here is another form of the verb meet which is sometimes used when describing an informal encounter: “She met him on the porch.”
B. The origin of meet goes back to Old English and Middle English. The common example we can find in both the Old English and Middle English texts are “wyn was met atte barn.” The source of the met part in that sentence is “atte barn” while the ending – is silent indicating that the action occurred at a place other than in a public building.
C. A very popular verb is “to have (or receive) three meet.” That’s right – you can say “I met him, I have (or received) three meet”. The problem with this example is that, quite literally, “me” would have been “thre” or “thorn”. So “three meet” would not have been appropriate in the example above.
D. This verb is often confused with “speak” or “meet” and should really be treated as a different verb from “speak”. With “speak”, the subject of the verb has to be someone who is initiating the action. “I had a talk with Jane”, “We had a meeting”, “We met at the Supermarket”. In the examples above, you would need to modify the verb to “have” or “meet”. When dealing with “yourself” or “you’re”, “met” is a much more appropriate tense to use.
E. This is yet another tricky one. “I have three meet” is much more likely to be construed as “I met her, she met me” or “we met in the supermarket”. “Your five minutes of fame” will usually be interpreted as “A while ago you gave me five minutes of fame” whereas “your seven seconds of fame” will likely to be interpreted as “A while ago you gave me seven seconds of fame”. “Your ten seconds of fame” would most likely to be interpreted as “A while ago you gave me ten seconds of fame” or “Your twenty seconds of fame”. So in the example above, the person initiating the action will almost always gain a vote. Use these tips for creative speeches, you will impress your audience and be awarded a very interesting zero point answer.