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    I appreciate your invitation

    Hi.

    Let's say someone invited me to his wedding ceremony. Is it natural to say "I appreciate your invitation" to express my thanks?

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    Re: I appreciate your invitation

    It's OK. However, it feels as if it's about to be followed by "but" and then something else. If you're simply grateful, say "Thank you for the invitation [to your wedding]" or "Thank you for inviting me to your wedding".

    Of course, after that you need to let them know whether you're going or not!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jun-2020 at 14:18.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I appreciate your invitation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's OK. However, it feels as if it's about to be followed by "but" and then something else. . . .
    Yes. Simple thank-yous are usually the best.
    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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