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    #1

    My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    Are both OK?

    OR

    Are both wrong?

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    #2

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    In both cases, "invited" is correct.

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    #3

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    Or have invited, depending on the context.

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    #4

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    Are we assuming this is meant to be past tense? I agree that the originals would not be natural for the present tense.

    To Polyester: They are both grammatical. Whether they are correct or not depends on what you think you are saying.

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    #5

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    We are assuming that the original post should make sense.

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    #6

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    That's a strange assumption to make in this forum, Mike. Ideally, one would like original posts to make sense.
    But I don't think it's right to say the original should be in the past tense if the OP intends it to be in the present, as it is correctly written, grammatically.
    Yes, 'invited' and 'have invited' do make further correct sentences out of the original correct ones.

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    #7

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    Ray, I prefer to work with the sentence we have, not the sentence we could have had. You might differ on that. Sentences can be grammatical and still be incorrect. If the OP is not happy with the responses, he/she can respond.

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    #8

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    No,I'm very happy to see two members discus the OP here.

    I love it, Please continue...

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    #9

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    No,I'm very happy to see two members discus the OP here.
    But you could clarify your question. That would get you a more useful answer, and one which did not need to be debated.
    Did you mean your sentences to be in the present or past tense? Or something else?

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    #10

    Re: My friends invite me to the party VS My friends invite us to the birthday party?

    My situation is "My friend ask me now,give me a card,invite me to the party now." It's happening in the present.

    Not "My friend gave me a card in the past."

    Is this situation clearly?

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