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    #1

    I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    I want to ask you out to lunch.

    Hi,
    In the above sentence can I say "my home" instead of "out"? I mean I want to invite the person to my home to have lunch:

    I want to ask you my home to lunch.

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    #2

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    You have to say to my house. "Home" is OK but "house" is more natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    You could say 'I'd like to invite you home for lunch'.

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    #4

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    I'd use "I'd like to invite you to lunch at my house/place/at mine".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You have to say to my house.
    Do you mean => [I want to ask you to my house to lunch.]

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    #6

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoen View Post
    Do you mean => "I want to ask you to my house to lunch"?
    No. That's not correct.

    I want to ask you to lunch at my house.
    I want to ask you to my house for lunch.

    "I want to ask you to lunch" means "I want to ask you to come and have lunch with me". If you want to use "to lunch", it needs to go directly after "I want to ask you". If you move it somewhere else in the sentence, it's "for lunch". Bear in mind that it's also possible to say "I want to invite you for lunch".

    I noticed that you used the "Report" button and wrote "Not answered". Please don't use the "Report" function inappropriately. It's to be used to report actual infractions (breaking the forum rules)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I noticed that you used the "Report" button and wrote "Not answered". Please don't use the "Report" function inappropriately. It's to be used to report actual infractions (breaking the forum rules)
    Remember too, xiaoen, that the people who respond here do so voluntarily, giving up some of their free time to help others. Sometimes these volunteers cannot/do not respond for a few hours because they are busy earning a living, looking after their family or doing such dull things as eating and sleeping. Sometimes, therefore, you may have to wait two or three hours for a response and sometimes a lot longer. The mods and regular senior members try to ensure that members are not kept waiting too long for a response, but they too are volunteers, spending some of their free time here to share their love of English and help others..

    So, you may have to wait sometimes. That's the price you pay for for a free service and individual attention.

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    #8

    Re: I want to ask you my home to lunch.

    We're also in many different time zones, so my day may be someone else's night.

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