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Which of the following two sentences is correct?

I have had the pleasure of meeting him.

I had the pleasure of meeting him.

If both are correct, what are the exact scenarios to use them appropriately?

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I have had the pleasure of meeting him

means that at some, indefinite, point in the past I met him. The point being made is that he is now someone I have met, as opposed to someone I have not met. Where and how I met him is not important.

I had the pleasure of meeting him

means that the meeting occurred on a particular occasion to be specified in the context.

I had the pleasure of meeting him in Llandudno

I had the pleasure of meeting him at Christmas

I had the pleasure of meeting him at Mark and Mary's wedding

I had the pleasure of meeting him when I was a steeplejack

I had the pleasure of meeting him before he got married

OR if I just want to say I've met him before

I have met him

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The first is most likely to occur in the following conversation where a specific difference between having met and not having met is asserted.

Friend A: I haven't had the pleasure of meeting the professor.

Friend B: I have had the pleasure of meeting him.

In most cases simply saying I had the pleasure of meeting him will suffice.

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