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    Cool Receive friends

    Hello!

    Can we say the following?: "Do you sometimes receive friends for dinner?'

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    Re: Receive friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can we say the following?: "Do you sometimes receive friends for dinner?'

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    W
    It's OK but in AmE you would frequently hear "entertain friends etc." instead.


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    Re: Receive friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can we say the following?: "Do you sometimes receive friends for dinner?'

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    W
    No, I don't think so."receive" may be used in some other context as
    "Did you receive your friends at the party?"
    In your sentence, "invite" looks suitable

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    Re: Receive friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
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    Can we say the following?: "Do you sometimes receive friends for dinner?'

    Thanks
    W
    Yes, it's fine.

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    Re: Receive friends

    "Recieve" is fine but in colloquial English we would very often say "to have friends for dinner".

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