ACCEPTING AND REFUSING INVITATIONS

ACCEPTING AND REFUSING INVITATIONS

Yes, I’d love to.

Making invitations is normal in our life. When we want to make a party, we usually invite our friends to come over to our house. We are happy when they can accept our invitations.

Here some more expressions of inviting some one to do things, accepting and refusing invitations. Memorize some as to will use them in your conversations.

Inviting Someone To Do Things
Formal:

  • Would you like to….      (Verb-1)
  • Would you care to….     (Verb-1)

Informal:

  • Let’s…                              (Verb-1)
  • How about….                  (Verb-ing)
  • Why don’t you….           (Verb-1)
  • Why don’t we….            (Verb-1)
Accepting Invitations Refusing Invitations
Formal:

  • Thank you. I’ll be glad to.
  • Thank you, that would be great.

Informal:

  • Thanks. I’d love to.
  • Thanks. I’d like to.
  • Sure, that sounds great.
  • Sure, that sounds like fun.
Formal:

  • I’m very sorry but I don’t have much time.
  • I’d like to, but I’m very busy right now.

Informal:

  • Thanks but I must go now.
  • I’m sorry but….
  • No, thanks.

Asking for permission

Expressions Responds
Can I go out now?

May I go out now?

Could I go out now?

Do you mind if go out now?
Is it alright if go out now?

Would you mind if go out now?

Sure.

Go ahead.

Certainly.

Not at all.

Sorry but….

I’d rather you don’t.

I’m afraid you can’t/may not/couldn’t.

Giving Permissions

  1. I think you can approve that.
  2. Alright. You can do it.
  3. Never mind. Good luck.
  4. Well. This is your turn.
  5. I allow you to….
  6. Certainly.
  7. Yes, please.
  8. Yes, sure.

Refusing  Permission

  1. I’m sorry. I’m still…
  2. I regret announce that.
  3. I have no idea who told you that.
  4. I’ll have to think about that.
  5. I’d rather you don’t.
  6. I’m afraid you can’t.
  7. Don’t do that. It’s dangerous.

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