I work with someone whom I have not yet introduced myself to; someone usually introduces a new person around the office but I wasn’t in on this person’s first day, so I missed that.

Anyway, on introducing myself, I was wondering if the following would make sense?

I don’t know that we have been introduced.

Does it mean the same thing as:

I don’t think we’ve been introduced.

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    Yes, thet both make sense and have the same meaning (more or less), though the second feels a little more natural and less stuffy. – Dan Bron Jul 25 '14 at 10:36
  • Please have extended discussions in chat. – Matt E. Эллен Sep 16 '14 at 7:25

Both phrases point to the same sentiment of being fairly certain that the speaker has not been introduced. The register is different however, the first implying a snobbishness absent from the second (note that it is not necessarily more formal, only more pretentious, e.g. something one might expect to hear from a James Bond villain).

  • Haha, cheers digitalfishpond! – Daft Jul 25 '14 at 11:02

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