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    preposition

    I am invited for dinner.(Do we use this in the sense that we r invited for a meal?)
    I am invited to a dinner.(Do we use this when we mean to say that we r invited for an event or an occasion like a dinner party?)
    Please clarify.
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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by keen learner View Post
    I am invited for dinner.(Do we use this in the sense that we are invited for a meal?)
    I am invited to a dinner.(Do we use this when we mean to say that we are invited for an event or an occasion like a dinner party?)
    Please clarify.
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    Yes. Having your friends join you at your home means you have invited them for dinner. "A dinner" is an event.

    Please don't use text speak here. We appreciate the use of full words.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes. Having your friends join you at your home means you have invited them for dinner. "A dinner" is an event.
    I agree, but you could also invite them 'to dinner', in BrE at least.

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    Re: preposition

    True - I was focused on the "a dinner" versus "dinner."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I was focused on the "a dinner" versus "dinner."
    And I agree with you on that.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Apr-2012 at 19:26.

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    Re: preposition

    can you say"I am invited for a dinner."

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by keen learner View Post
    Can you say "I am invited for a dinner"?
    No. Please look at my amendments and concentrate on your capitalisation and punctuation. Thanks.

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