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    #1

    invited them back with us

    The Tates were there and they sent a big wreath; we ought to have invited them back with us.

    Could anyone please tell me what ‘invited them back with us’ here means? Does it mean 'invite them back and ask them to stay with us' or 'invite them to go back with us', or something else?

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: invited them back with us

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    The Tates were there and they sent a big wreath; we ought to have invited them back with us.

    Could anyone please tell me what ‘invited them back with us’ here means? Does it mean 'invite them back and ask them to stay with us' or 'invite them to go back with us', or something else?

    Thanks!
    This needs more reference/information to the context. As such it means, a reciprocal action to the Tatas from your side as a token of acceptance of the wreath sent to you, as a mark of honor. If you were invited to an event organized by them or somebody, you should invite them to a similar event organized by you to honor them.

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    #3

    Re: invited them back with us

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    The Tates were there and they sent a big wreath; we ought to have invited them back with us.

    Could anyone please tell me what ‘invited them back with us’ here means? Does it mean 'invite them back and ask them to stay with us' or 'invite them to go back with us', or something else?

    Thanks!
    It means 'invited them to go back with us'. Often, after a funeral, close friends and family are invited back to the house for drinks/refreshments.

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