Making, Accepting and Refusing Invitations

Making, Accepting and Refusing Invitations

1. Making Invitations

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

    - I would like to invite you to dinner next Sunday at my home.
    - I was wondering if you'd like to come to dinner on Wednesday evening.
    - Would you like/care to have dinner with us on Saturday?
    - What/How about dinner tonight?
    - Let's go to our place for dinner.

2. Accepting Invitations

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

    - Thanks for your invitation. I'd be delighted to.
    - Thank you. I'd love to.
    - Yes, thanks. That would be great/wonderful.
    - Sounds great/like fun.
    - OK/All right.

3. Refusing Invitations

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

    - I'm awfully/terribly sorry. I have other plans for that night.
    - I'd really like to, but I have an appointment that day.
    - Thanks for asking, but I'm afraid I'm busy.
    - I can't. I've got a lot of work to do.
    - Sorry. I'm already tied up.

4. Hesitating

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

    - Thank you, but I'll have to check my calendar. Do you mind if I tell you on Monday?
    - I'm not sure what my plans are. Could I get back to you tomorrow?
    - I might be busy. I'll let you know later.

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