Welcome somebody to do something

AlwaysLearner

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello,

I remember one of my teachers told us that "welcome somebody to do something" is not a common usage in English-speakers.

But here I have to express such an idea "we welcome you to attend the twins' 4-year-old birthday party".

Can it be used? Or is there any other structure to express this idea?

Thank you in advance!
 
  • rhitagawr

    Senior Member
    British English
    I agree with your teacher. You could say You'd be welcome to attend... in a cheery voice.
    You're welcome in the present tense can sound a little offhand, or at least less enthusiastic. I can't open the door but you're welcome to try.
     
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