- Would you like to…
- I’d very much like you to…
- We should be pleased/delighted if you could…
- Would you care to …
- You will … won’t you?
- That’s very kind of you
- We’d very much like to…
- What a delightful idea.
- With the greatest pleasure.
- Thank you very much for inviting me.
- I’m very sorry, I don’t think I can.
- I’d like to, but…
- I’m afraid I’ve already promise …
- Thank you for asking me, but …
- Unfortunately I can’t …
- Why don’t you come to …
- Like to come to …
- Shall we come to …
- You must come to …
- How about tomorrow morning?
- Let’s meet at … o’clock.
- I would/will ...
- That would be nice.
- I’d like to love to come.
- All right (then).
- I’ll come I promise.
- I’ll be there.
- Sorry, I can’t.
- I’d love to, but …
- I don’t think I can.
- I wish I can, but …
- Sorry, I don’t think I can make it.
- I’m so sorry I can’t make it.
Examples: Making, Accepting & Declining an invitation in English
- Will you join me for coffee?
- I’m going out for a bite to eat. Would you like to join me?
- Could we have lunch together one day?
- Would you like to come to the cinema with me tonight?
- We’re all going to watch the parade later on. Care to join us?
- We’re having a party next weekend. Would you like to come?
- How about coming to the barbecue at the tennis club?
- I’ve got two tickets for a concert on Friday. Would you like to come?
- I’d love to. Thanks
- I’d be happy to. Thanks
- With pleasure.
- Sure, I’d love to.
- Sure! Good idea!
- I’d love to. Thanks.
- Sure! That should be fun!
- Super! I’d love to.
- Sorry. I’m afraid I don’t have time.
- Sorry. I’m meeting a friend for lunch.
- I’d love to but I’m very busy at the moment.
- Sorry, I can’t. I’ve got other plans.
- Nice of you to ask me but I’ve got an appointment.
- What a pity. I’m away next weekend.
- Sounds great but I’m afraid I’m not free.
- I’m tied up on Friday. Sorry.