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    to have somebody over versus to have somebody round/around

    Hello again!

    To have someone round/around = to entertain someone in your home.

    1. I HAD the neighbours AROUND for dinner last night.

    To have somebody over = to entertain / invite someone.

    2. We are having his parents over for the holidays.

    Does it mean that in sentence 1 the neighbours came for dinner last night unexpectedly / without being invited over?

    Does it mean that in sentence 2 his parents were invited (over) beforehand and when they show up, they will be entertained by the householders.

    Thank you.

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    There is no difference in meaning if I have someone "over" or have them "around."

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