Thank you for inviting me

Discussion in 'English Only' started by volver, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. volver Senior Member

    french belgium
    Hello


    Can I say "thank you for inviting me" even before going to the invitation ?

    The other day, my colleague invited me to her birthday party so she asked me If I was coming. I said thank you for inviting me ..I will be there.



    Thank you



    VOLVER
     
  2. jess oh seven

    jess oh seven Senior Member

    Scotland
    UK/US, English
    Yes, you can thank someone for inviting you to something even before you attend the event.
     
  3. GEmatt

    GEmatt Senior Member

    La Côte, Switzerland
    English/BE, Français/CH, Deutsch/CH (rustier & rustier)
    Volver,

    Note that you do not "go" to the invitation. You "accept" or "decline" an invitation.

    GEmatt
     
  4. lzsam4 Senior Member

    English/U.S.
    True - however, i I imagine you meant to say "even before going to the...party/meeting/etc.".
     
  5. Bagsensei Senior Member

    Tokyo
    Japanese
    Hello, everyone.
    Do you mean that the expression, Thank you for inviting me.
    can both be used before and after the event?
    Thanks!
     
  6. GEmatt

    GEmatt Senior Member

    La Côte, Switzerland
    English/BE, Français/CH, Deutsch/CH (rustier & rustier)
    Bagsensei,

    Depending on the context (particularly if it's after the event, for example if you're writing a note of thanks), you may need to modify the grammar, so "Thanks for having invited me", but otherwise, yes, it can be said both before and after.

    GEmatt
     
  7. Bagsensei Senior Member

    Tokyo
    Japanese
    Thank you so much, GEmatt.
     

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