collocation for host

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mobin68

Senior Member
Persian
Hi
I was wondering what would be the correct collocation for the word host in this sentence:
"We hope we will be good hosts for you in this short period of time".
Is this sentence common at all? If not, How do the English express this in, for example, a congress?

Thank you
 
  • Gavril

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    I would tend to say,

    "We hope we will be good hosts to you in this short period of time"

    Otherwise, I don't see any problems with the sentence in itself.

    What do you mean by "a congress" in your last sentence?
     

    mobin68

    Senior Member
    Persian
    I wasn't probably right about the example. This sentence is said by one of the hosts to the guests at a conference.
     

    Gavril

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    I wasn't probably right about the example. This sentence is said by one of the hosts to the guests at a conference.
    I think the original sentence would sound appropriate at the opening of a conference.

    Is "conference" what you meant when you said "congress"? In English, the word congress is not normally used for a meeting in general: it's most commonly used to refer to an assembly of government representatives (as in the United States Congress).
     
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