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    Smile r.s. v. p.d=?

    Lisa: I'll see you at your father's brunch tomorrow.

    Bob: Oh, you're going? But you r.s. v. p.d "no." I mean, not that I checked.
    Hi! Could someone tell me what "r.s.v.d" refers to? Thanks!

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    Re: r.s. v. p.d=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Could someone tell me what "r.s.v.d" refers to? Thanks!
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    "r.s.v.p." is an abbreviation often used in invitations to events. It is formed from the initial letters of a French phrase that translates as "please reply" (Répondez s'il vous plaît). Because in English only the initials are commonly used, the four letters themselves are often treated as a verb, "to rsvp". Thus in your example "you rsvpd" means "you replied". You might also come across other examples such "when you will you rsvp?" "Don't forget to rsvp", etc.

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    Hi Stuartnz,

    Thank you for taking time to rsvp.

    By the way, can I use it as a noun by adding "ing", for example, thank you for your rsvping.

    And I think it is used in an informal way or for humour. Am I right?

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    Re: r.s. v. p.d=?

    R.S.V.P. itself is fairly formal. It's used on invitations to weddings and other events.

    To use r.s.v.p.d or rsvping would be understood but definitely informal.

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    Hi Jamiep,

    Thank you for your help. I see.

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