join us <in><with> our picnic

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semeeran

Senior Member
Indian Tamil, India
"I’m going to invite her to join us in our picnic."
Should I use 'with' instead of 'in'?
What preposition is correct?
Thanks.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    In American English I would use "for" or "on" (and sometimes "at").

    You can join us for our picnic or you can go with us on our picnic. When using "on", you are referring to a picnic where you have to travel somewhere out of the way first, before you get out the food and start eating. It's part travel, part meal.

    If my company (employer) was having a picnic and I invited you to come I would say "Would you like to join me at our company picnic?" (Or "Would you like to come to our company picnic?")
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    In American English I would use "for" or "on" (and sometimes "at").
    I had forgotten "on" :oops:

    "I’m going to invite her to join us for our picnic." - for -> on the occasion of,
    "I’m going to invite her to join us at our picnic."- at -> applicable if she does not travel with us but arrives separately.
    "I’m going to invite her to join us on our picnic." - on -> to accompany us for
     
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