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    #1

    inviting him or her over to play.

    "over" has the meaning of "direction change", and without it, is it less emphatic for direction change?
    What do you think is the difference between "to play" and "over to play"?

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    What does friendship mean? It means helping your friend every day. And inviting him or her over to play.

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    #2

    Re: inviting him or her over to play.

    You're inviting someone over to your place. The word over is constantly used with the word invite by native speakers. I'm currently teaching English using the Speak English Like An American book by Amy Gillett. They use that collocation a lot.

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    Re: inviting him or her over to play.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    "over" has the meaning of "direction change"
    I could not find this definition. The meaning in this quotation is:

    1 h : to one's home <invite some friends over>
    Over - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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    Re: inviting him or her over to play.

    What about this? Doesn't it mean "change of direction or place"?

    "The sales of computers at Marcus Department is going down. Over at Amazon, the online sales of computers is skyrocketing..."

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    Re: inviting him or her over to play.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What about this? Doesn't it mean "change of direction or place"?

    "The sales of computers at Marcus Department is going down. Over at Amazon, the online sales of computers is skyrocketing..."
    IMO:

    5 —used as a function word to indicate position on or motion to the other side or beyond <lives over the way> <fell over the edge>
    Over - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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