welcome somebody to do something

hboo

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello,

I know that we can say "welcome somebody to somewhere". But I don't know if we can say "welcome somebody to do something". For example: "They welcome you to invest in their town." vs."You're welcome to invest in their town by them." Which sentence is idiomatic?

Thanks.
 
  • Ral.G

    Senior Member
    Polish
    It means you are invited/permitted.

    For example: hboo, you are welcome to ask questions.
     

    hboo

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    It means you are invited/permitted.

    For example: hboo, you are welcome to ask questions.
    Oh, this is certainly not what I was asking about.:rolleyes:


    "They welcome you to invest in their town." vs."You're welcome to invest in their town by them." Which sentence is idiomatic?

    Thanks.
    Especially , does the first sentence make sense at all?
     

    omidnice

    Senior Member
    Turkish - Azerbaijani
    Hello,

    I know that we can say "welcome somebody to somewhere". But I don't know if we can say "welcome somebody to do something". For example: "They welcome you to invest in their town." vs."You're welcome to invest in their town by them." Which sentence is idiomatic?

    Thanks.
    I suppose edited version of the second sentence is an idiomatic expression:

    You're welcome to invest (some money) in their town.
     

    hboo

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Yes, omidnice. That's what I wonder: Can one say "welcome somone to do something" in English?
     

    omidnice

    Senior Member
    Turkish - Azerbaijani
    Yes, omidnice. That's what I wonder: Can one say "welcome someone to do something" in English?
    I haven't heard something like this before, but I hope a native English speaker clarify this for us.
     

    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    They welcome you to invest in their town.:cross:(at least in BE)

    They welcome your investment in their town.
    :tick:
    They welcome an/any investment by you in their town.:tick:
     
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