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    are invited?

    Hello teachers.

    I've found the following:

    1. How many people are invited to the party now?

    I don't understand in what kind of situation this sentence is uttered.

    Would you let me know the situation?

    Oh, by the way, what does #1 actually mean?


    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: are invited?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello teachers.

    I've found the following:

    1. How many people are invited to the party now?

    I don't understand in what kind of situation this sentence is uttered.

    Would you let me know the situation?

    Oh, by the way, what does #1 actually mean?


    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.
    How many people are in the situation of having received an invitation to the party?

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    Re: are invited?

    I'd be more likely to say, "How many people have we/you invited to the party so far?"

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    #4

    Re: are invited?

    Everyone has given several good answers.

    1. How many people are invited to the party now?

    Oh, by the way, what does #1 actually mean?

    Answer: As of this moment, what is the exact number of people that have been invited to the party?

    John

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    Re: are invited?

    Thank you very much for the replies, bhaisahab, 5jj and JohnParis.
    Now I see that "are invited" in the sentence actually means "have been invited."
    Then, I think I can easily understand the meaning of the sentence.

    Thanks a lot!!

    yam

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