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    have somebody with us

    I'm looking forward to having you with us.
    Is this sentence natural to write at the end of invitation letter that invites friends to have dinner? What is your opnion?

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    re: have somebody with us

    It doesn't sound very natural to me.

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    Re: have somebody with us

    Could you help me change it keep the original meaning please? Thank you.

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    Re: have somebody with us

    If this is only the invitation and you don't yet know if they will definitely be coming to dinner, I wouldn't say that at all. I would say "We look forward to hearing from you" (formal), or "Let us know if you can come asap!"


    Once they have accepted the invitation and you know they are coming, I would use "We're looking forward to seeing you", "We're looking forward to you coming over", "We're looking forward to dinner with you".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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