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- Sure. I’d love to come/go. - (I) thought you’d never ask. - Great! I’d really like (to do) that. - Of course. Thanks/thank you for the invitation. DECLINING AN INVITATION: - … it will not be possible to … - I can’t make it (this time). - We are unable to attend …* - Maybe some other time. - Unfortunately, I have to (must) …* - Thanks, but … - I’m afraid I can’t … - I’ll take a rain check. - I’d like/love to, but … - I wish I could, but … - I’m really sorry, but I can’t (come/go) Note: A reason is often given if you decline an invitation. Example: We are unable to attend due to a prior engagement. EXPRESSING UNCERTAINTY ABOUT AN INVITATION: - I’m not sure. - Maybe/perhaps - I’ll call you back (to let you know). - I will if I can. - I’ll have to check with … - I’ll let you know (by tomorrow). - Let me get back to you. - I think we might be busy then. - Let me think about it. - There may be other plans.
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Supplementary Exercises Page 154 6.A PART A Below is an example of an informal invitation followed by possible replies. After each reply, indicate if the person is ACCEPTING , DECLINING , or UNCERTAIN . Hi Carl, I’m having a pot-luck supper at my chalet this Saturday. It’ll be great to have you there. Bring Manon along, too. I’ll give you directions later. Steve P.S. Leave me a note saying if you can come or not. Hi Steve, Thanks for the invitation. It sounds great. Manon and I will be there for sure. Just tell us the way. We’ll bring a salad if you like. See you later. Carl Your response: ____ ________________ Hi Steve, Thanks for the invitation but Manon and I can’t come. We’d love to, but we have a wedding to go to. Maybe some other time. Carl Your response: ____ _________________ Hi Steve, Thanks for inviting us, but I’ll have to check with Manon. I think it’s her mother’s birthday this Saturday. Not sure. Let me get back to you, okay? Carl Your response: _____ ________________
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Supplementary Exercises Page 155 6.B PART B Read the following replies to invitations. Then put an ‘‘X’’ in the correct column. Refusal Not sure 1. Sure, I’d love to. 2. I’m sorry. I can’t make it. 3. I’ll have to check with my friend. 4. That would be nice. 5. Thanks, but I have an appointment. 6. Let me get back to you. 7. That sounds like a great idea. 8. I’d be honoured to attend. 9. I’d like to, but I have to work on an important job. 10. I’ll think about it. 11. Tonight is a problem. Maybe some other time. 12. I’m afraid I’ll have to call you back.
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Supplementary Exercises Page 156 6.C PART C Reply to each of the following invitations as instructed.
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