Use the following expressions to invite someone to do something.
Inviting somebody to do something
- Would you like to go to the theatre tonight?
- I was wondering if you’d like to eat out tonight.
- We’re going to the movies tonight. I thought you’d be interested in coming.
- I’ve bought two tickets for the concert. Would you be interested in coming with me?
- Would you like to come over for a drink?
- How about going to the movies tonight?
- How about going for a long drive?
- Would you like to eat out tonight? They’ve just opened a new Chinese restaurant in the town.
- Would you like to come over for lunch?
- Care to come over for dinner?
- I’d be delighted to have you over for my birthday party.
- Care for a drink?
Accepting an invitation
Here are some phrases you can use to accept an invitation.
- Yes, I’d like to come.
- Sure. I’d like to.
- Sure. When should I be there?
- Sure. What time?
- Thanks for inviting me. I’d like to come.
- That’s very kind of you. Thanks.
Here are some expressions you can use to politely decline an invitation.
- I’m sorry, but I can’t come. I’ve got too much work.
- I’d like to come, but I can’t. I’m supposed to be doing something else tomorrow afternoon.
- Tomorrow looks difficult. I’ve an appointment.
- I’d like to come, but I’ve already made some other plans.