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    Smile reason/purpose

    Hello. I'm wondering which one is suitable in the sentences below: reason or purpose.
    (They are from an English teaching material.) Thank you.

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    You're planning parties between 7 and 21. Write three invitation cards. Fill in the kinds of parties, the dates, and the reasons. / Talk about a party that you'd like to have and the reason for it.
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    Your partner is inviting you to his or her parites. Look at your schedule below. If you can go, write Y. If not, write N and your excuse. Fill in the chart.

    Date / Reason for the Party/ Y or N / Your Excuse
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    We're having a barbecue party and you're invited.
    Date:
    Reason:
    I really hope you can come!

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    Re: reason/purpose

    "Reason" is the better word. Parties don't normally have a purpose.

    The reason for a party would be the occasion or inspiration for the party. Like "Steve's birthday" or "to watch the Super Bowl."

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