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    #1

    Meaning of text message

    I received a text message saying
    "Coming for lunch"
    I thought this meant the person was coming to my place
    Seems they expected me at their place
    Please help

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    #2

    Re: Meaning of text message

    Ask the other person to be more specific next time.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Meaning of text message

    Are you sure the message wasn't

    'Coming for lunch?'

    The question mark would have meant they expected you at their place.

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    #4

    Re: Meaning of text message

    Thanks
    There was no question mark

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    #5

    Re: Meaning of text message

    Then they made a mistake. They need to send you a much clearer message next time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Meaning of text message

    I agree- without the question mark, I would have thought they were coming to me.

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