What is the correct grammar?

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dragonwolf

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My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness of
the commitment between:

Or is it:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness to
the commitment between:

Thanks for your help.
 

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My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness of :cross:
the commitment between:

Or is it:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness to
the commitment between:
The correct word is bear, not "bare". Here bear means (give)(render) witness to your commitment.

Your sentence sounds quite formal/legalistic, but if you want that style of course you can keep it. You could also say something simpler like '...families to witness our...'.
Thanks for your help.
2006
 

jdru_drv

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My partner and I are writing our wedding invitations and are confused as to the correct grammar of the following phrase:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness of
the commitment between:

Or is it:

We request the presence of our dear
friends and families to bare witness to
the commitment between:

Thanks for your help.

Another way would be like this:

We request the presence of our dear friends and relatives to witness the commitment between:
 

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Another way would be like this:

We request the presence of our dear friends and relatives to witness the commitment between:
Yes.
I unintentionally changed 'the commitment between...' to 'our (commitment)'. I didn't mean that it should be changed.
 
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