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    #1

    don't you come ...

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    '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?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: don't you come ...

    Use 'why'.
    I am not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: don't you come ...

    That kind of question requires the present continuous: ​Aren't you coming to the party?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: don't you come ...

    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.

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