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Guest:My supervisor invite me to spend the Chirismas eve. But I do not like to go. How to write the email to refuse his invitation politely? Thanks.
Bubr:This is only my guess, but I'd want to learn to write these polite replies, too.
Dear Mr. ***!
Thank you very much for your invitation to spend the Christmas eve with you, I was very pleased to recieve it. Unfortunately, I have already promised to my friend [family, colleague, spouse etc] to attend his place on Christmas day, so I will not be able to accept your invitation. Please accept my apologies.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy New year!
Is it ok?
I need to spend that night with my mother or father. She or he isn't
in good shape.
A small lie sometimes works.
Anonymous:your letter is very courteous........unfortunately you don"t need to apologize with them...........b ut tell hem the truth.
Anonymous:You may also state ' I am honoured by your invitiation, I am afraid that I wont be able to attend'
Anonymous:actually it is not the right answer.
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