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    I'd like to/ I'd love to

    --Would you join me for a quick lunch before class?
    --_______, but I promised Nancy to go out with her.
    The given answer is "I'd like to".

    My question is: When I'm invited, are the following responses as good? Do native speakers have preferences?

    1. I'd like to, thank you.
    2. I'd like to, thanks.
    3. I'd love to, thank you.
    4. I'd love to, thanks.

    (When I have to refuse the invitation):
    5. I'd like to, but...
    6. I'd love to, but...

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 04-Jul-2008 at 10:34. Reason: one word added

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    Post Re: I'd like to/ I'd love to

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --Would you join me for a quick lunch before class?
    --_______, but I promised Nancy to go out with her.
    The given answer is "I'd like to".

    My question is: When I'm invited, are the following responses as good? Do native speakers have preferences?

    1. I'd like to, thank you.
    2. I'd like to, thanks.
    3. I'd love to, thank you.
    4. I'd love to, thanks.

    (When I have to refuse the invitation):
    5. I'd like to, but...
    6. I'd love to, but...

    Thank you very much in advance.
    I think this comes down to personal choice and maybe a bit of culture (where you are brought up) but I would use love to. When you say I'd like...it just doesn't sound as strong as I would want it to. I'd love to...it sounds really positive. You could say IŽd Like that...but still...love sounds better...to me. (I'm Canadian...just for reference sake).

    The same goes for the refusal.

    Hope that helps.
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