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    Grammatic or not?

    Is the following sentence grammatic or acceptable by native speakers?
    It will be our great pleasure if you are able to grace us by your presence.

    Thanks for advice.


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    Re: Grammatic or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Is the following sentence grammatic or acceptable by native speakers?
    It will be our great pleasure if you are able to grace us by your presence.

    Thanks for advice.
    It is grammatical, but not what native speakers would say.

    What is the occasion?


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    Re: Grammatic or not?

    It is a little flowery and Victorian-sounding, but if you insist:

    '...grace us with your presence."

    What is the occasion?

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    Re: Grammatic or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    It is a little flowery and Victorian-sounding, but if you insist:

    '...grace us with your presence."

    What is the occasion?
    A dinner party, sir/madam.


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    #5

    Re: Grammatic or not?

    If this dinner party is to be held at Shell House, Wonderland, then the wording is appropriate.

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    Re: Grammatic or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    If this dinner party is to be held at Shell House, Wonderland, then the wording is appropriate.
    Do you mean it, sir?

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