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    #1

    We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    Is this sentence fine? I mean, can we use the construction of 'welcome sb to do sth', please?

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    #2

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    We welcome the government's decision to build another school in this area.
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    #3

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    I think "to welcome somebody to do something" is common.
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    #4

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    No, it isn't.

    'You are welcome to visit us anytime' is common.

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    #5

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    The examples shown in the above post are 'someone is welcome to do something' instead of 'welcome someone to do something', which the OP was asking about.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "to welcome somebody to do something" is common.
    I think its equivalent in your native language is common.
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    #7

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    You examples involve BE welcome to ..., ted.

    (Crossposted with Matthew.)

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    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "to welcome somebody to do something" is common.
    I have a follow-up question:

    Is the above usage just "not common" or is it also not correct? If it is not correct, why can't it be used that way?
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    #9

    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    Can you provide an example where it can be used correctly?
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    Re: We welcome the government to build another school in this area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can you provide an example where it can be used correctly?
    You are not answering my question. If I know for sure, I would not have asked the question.
    Anyway, there's the sentence posted by OP. Does "not common" mean "not correct"?
    Last edited by tedmc; 09-Aug-2016 at 04:46.
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