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    My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness of
    the commitment between:

    Or is it:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness to
    the commitment between:

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: What is the correct grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonwolf View Post
    My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness of
    the commitment between:

    Or is it:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness to
    the commitment between:
    The correct word is bear, not "bare". Here bear means (give)(render) witness to your commitment.

    Your sentence sounds quite formal/legalistic, but if you want that style of course you can keep it. You could also say something simpler like '...families to witness our...'.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

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    Default Re: What is the correct grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonwolf View Post
    My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness of
    the commitment between:

    Or is it:

    We request the presence of our dear
    friends and families to bare witness to
    the commitment between:

    Thanks for your help.
    Another way would be like this:

    We request the presence of our dear friends and relatives to witness the commitment between:

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    Default Re: What is the correct grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdru_drv View Post
    Another way would be like this:

    We request the presence of our dear friends and relatives to witness the commitment between:
    Yes.
    I unintentionally changed 'the commitment between...' to 'our (commitment)'. I didn't mean that it should be changed.

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