March 14, 2016
Use the word "invite" when asking another person or a group of people to join an activity.
- My friends invited me to a party.
- I was invited to a party. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
- We were invited to stay at a resort.
- Our friends invited us.
- Were you invited?
- Did you get invited?
- Jamie invited some of her friends on Facebook to a seminar.
- Bob didn't get invited to the seminar, but he went anyway.
- The musician on stage invited everyone in the audience to sing along.
- A woman working in the grocery store invited customers to sample some cheese.
- The announcer at the game invited the fans to stand for the singing of the national anthem.
The words "invited" and "inviting" are sometimes used as adjectives:
- The invited guests were told where to sit for lunch.
- That cake looks quite inviting. (inviting = appealing)
- Some of the people at the wedding reception were uninvited. (uninvited = not invited)
The word "invitation" is a noun:
- Invitations were sent to the guests.
- We got an invitation to an awards ceremony.
- Oscar received a wedding invitation from an old friend.
- The young lawyer declined an invitation to join the law firm.
The woman invited the children to come in.
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