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    Hello... I'd like to know when I should use invite to and invite for.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Invite to or for??

    They have invited me to dinner tomorrow. (to ask a person politely to come)
    He invited me to speak at the meeting.(to ask a person politely to do something)
    He invited proposals from members of the society.(to ask for another person's suggestions etc)

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    Default Re: Invite to or for??

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    They have invited me to dinner tomorrow. (to ask a person politely to come)
    He invited me to speak at the meeting.(to ask a person politely to do something)
    He invited proposals from members of the society.(to ask for another person's suggestions etc)
    Invite for + activity
    Invite to + place/event

    'Coffee' isn't a place or an event, so I'd agree and use 'for coffee'.

    You will see 'dinner' used with both- it depends whether you think of it as an occaion, like a dinner party, os simply the act of eating.

    Tea:

    They've invited me to tea = a meal at about 5pm
    They've invited me for tea = a cup of tea

    This explanation was given before by Tdol the administrator.


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    I appreciate your sharing knowledge.

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    Thanks for the helpful explanation!!

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