I, on behalf of, Mark invite you to a party at his residence.

spiffymaverick

New Member
India - hindi & english
Hi there.
I, on behalf of, Mark invite you to a party at his residence.
Is the above sentence n pinctuation correct?
Thanks in anticipation !
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Hi there.
    I, on behalf of, Mark invite you to a party at his residence.
    Is the above sentence n pinctuation correct?
    Thanks in anticipation !
    The punctuation is OK.
    Without any sense of context I find the actual sentence really odd.

    For one thing: It's odd to break your flow, with a parenthetical remark, so early in the sentence. I would re-write to avoid that.

    For another thing: using his first name for Mark is informal whereas "residence" sounds grand (or pretentious) so your styles don't sit well together.
    I'd say Mark had a house
    "Lord Snoot" has a residence.
     

    spiffymaverick

    New Member
    India - hindi & english
    Context was that my friend asked me to text our friends for the party at his house.

    Thanks by the way...
     
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    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Welcome to the English forum, spiffymaverick! :)

    I would just say Mark has invited you to ... house.

    I, on behalf of, Mark
    is wrong because you cannot have a comma after on behalf of. It would then read I (xxx) Mark.

    I agree that the position of on behalf of is odd.
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Actually that's true. Sorry. I didn't realise your second comma is misplaced, as e2efour says.
    It really needs changing anyway!
     
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