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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.

woman inviting children into her home

The woman invited the children to come in.

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