An Invitation is a written or spoken request to come to an event or special occasion, such as wedding, birthday, party, meal or meeting. We celebrate these occasions with family members, relatives, neighbours, friends and well-wishers. Invitation helps to strengthen relationships between individuals. Here are some most commonly used expressions for Invitation:
|Will you join us for…?
|Can you stay for lunch/dinner?
|We request the honor of your presence in…
|We request the pleasure of your company in…
|Would you care to have a lunch with us?
|We invite you to be with us on the occasion of…
|I invite you to have breakfast with me tomorrow morning.
|Do come my house this evening for dinner
|I’ll really happy if you come to…
|With joyous hearts, we invite you to attend…
|Are you free next Sunday?
|Are you doing anything this weekend?
|We would be pleased/delighted if you come for…
|You should come, shouldn’t you?
|You will come, won’t you?
|You are invited spend some happy moments together
|Come and have lunch/dinner with us
|We would be pleased if you could…
|Perhaps you’d care to have lunch with us
|Why don’t you have lunch/dinner with us?
|I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed to come to…
|Would you like to come to…?
|You are invited to a celebration of…
ACCEPTING AN INVITATION
|That would be very nice
|Thank you. I’d like to…
|It’s my pleasure!
|I’m most grateful
|Thank you for your kind invitation
|Thanks for inviting me to…
|Sure. Why not?
|That sounds a nice idea
|I’d very much like to…
|What an idea!
|Why not? Always
|Sure. Good idea!
|Sure. What time?
|Thank you very much for inviting me
|If you really insist
|That’s very kind of you, thanks
|Thanks. What time do you want me to come?
|I’d be delighted to…
|With the greatest pleasure
|Oh definitely! Thank you
|I’ll come, I promise
|Wait me there
REFUSING AN INVITATION
|I’d like to, but…
|Thank you vert much, but…
|Unfortunately I can’t because…
|I don’t think it’s possible
|I wish I could, but…
|Sorry! Please try to understand
|I really don’t think I can, sorry
|Oh no! I’m going to USA tomorrow
|That’s very kind of you, but…
|Oh! I won’t be there
|Sorry, I can’t. I’ve got other plans
|I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend
|I’m supposed to be doing something else
|But I don’t think I shall be able to come
|Sounds great but I’m afraid I’m not free
|I’m terribly sorry. I have other plans
|I can’t, sorry. I have to work
|I think it’s impossible. Sorry!
|I’m afraid I am busy for three days
|Sorry, I can’t, but thanks anyway
|Sorry, I don’t think I can make it
|Sorry. I’m supposed to be doing something else