# Don't say "I'd like to invite you…" or "I invite you…" Use one of the phrases "Do you want to come to the party?" or "Would you like to come for dinner on Tuesday?" #
Please, cold you explain me why it's not correct to say "I'd like to invite you…" or "I invite you…"?
Why we can say "I'd like to invite him." but we can't say "I'd like to invite you."?
Thanks in advance.
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though im not completely sure =/
Request and questions can be made more polite by making them less direct. A common way of making requests less direct is to use yes/no questions. These suggest that the hearer can choose whether to agree or not.
Could you tell me the time, please?
(Much more polite than Please tell me the time.)
Thus follow Longman's, they know what they are talking about.
Marius Hancu, I think you're right. I looked through "Practical English Usage" by Swan and found that information. Thanks once more.
I'd like to invite you to... is fine. More formal, as Nona says, but certainly not wrong.
The person can say "Oh, thank you, I accept," or "Oh, I'm sorry, I must decline."
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