Student or Learner
'Don't you come to the party?'
Can we use the above sentence as a suggestion or should I use 'why' at the beginning of the sentence?
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That kind of question requires the present continuous: Aren't you coming to the party?
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Good point. That works well, too.
- "Why don't you come to the party?" is an invitation or, as Adelmodglu puts it, a suggestion.
- "Aren't you coming to the party?" expresses surprise that someone might NOT be going to the party.
So it depends on what Ademoglu is trying to say.
I want to know what *self-made* means.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.