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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    What would you put in there?

    1. I enjoyed our evening at Susan's place. We must ........... her back.
    2. Five .............. six is thirty.

    What would you put in those blanks above?
    For 2, I'd put 'times' (Is it possible to put 'by' here?)
    For 1....I'm not sure.

    Please help me.

    Thank you in advance!

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    #2

    Smile Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    1. I enjoyed our evening at Susan's place. We must ........... her back. If you are invited by somebody to their place, it's a good custom to invite that somebody to your place as well. So you say 'invite somebody back' (= in return)
    2. Five .............. six is thirty. Times is the best answer; if you wanted to use by, it would also take multiplied to be used

    What would you put in those blanks above?
    For 2, I'd put 'times' (Is it possible to put 'by' here?)
    For 1....I'm not sure.

    Please help me.

    Thank you in advance!

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    #3

    Re: What would you put in there?

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    Thank you, engee30.

    I first thought it would be something like 'invite'.
    However, I wasn't confident that there's an expression like 'invite...back'.

    Thank you again!

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    Re: What would you put in there?

    If the 'back' , in this context, is equal to 'in return', I think
    'invite' is the right word to put into the blank.
    And I wholeheartedly agree with engee30.(Thank you again, engee30!)

    Could I have some opinions from native speakers, please?
    (as I have never seen/heard the expression 'invite...back'.)

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If the 'back' , in this context, is equal to 'in return', I think
    'invite' is the right word to put into the blank.
    And I wholeheartedly agree with engee30.(Thank you again, engee30!)

    Could I have some opinions from native speakers, please?
    (as I have never seen/heard the expression 'invite...back'.)

    Thank you in advance!
    "Invite her back" is correct it means "return her invitation".

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    Cool Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If the 'back' , in this context, is equal to 'in return', I think
    'invite' is the right word to put into the blank.
    And I wholeheartedly agree with engee30.(Thank you again, engee30!)
    You should know that the adverb back is used with many other verbs with the same meaning (that is in return):

    She hit me, so I hit her back. = she hit me and I hit her too, but the first person to do the hitting was 'she', not 'I'


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    Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    You should know that the adverb back is used with many other verbs with the same meaning (that is in return):

    She hit me, so I hit her back. = she hit me and I hit her too, but the first person to do the hitting was 'she', not 'I'

    Thank you, engee30!
    Yes, I think I know some expressions with that meaning.
    But somehow I've never come across 'invite...back' in my life...
    You've been a great help to me!

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    Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Invite her back" is correct it means "return her invitation".
    Thank you for your help, bhaisahab!
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    Re: What would you put in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Thank you for your help, bhaisahab!
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    I'm fine thankyou, still surviving extinction.

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