would you agree that the underlined passages in the text below are badly written or expressed?
An invitation to meal ("meal" is not a verb) in someone’s house usually means a relaxed evening. More often than not men do not wear business suits, while the women wear comfortable rather than fashionable evening clothes.
It’s a good idea to take some flowers or a box of chocolates for your hostess; some, additionally, (except I would omit the commas) bring a bottle of wine. It does not have to be an expensive wine. The bottle is hardly ever opened, and quite often is the bottle that tonight’s host takes as a gift to next week’s dinner somewhere else.
In most parts of England the hostess expects a short letter of thanks for the evening. Such letters follow a standard formula: you mention the food and the company and express the hope that you will meet again.
(Text copied from an examination paper)
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