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Tell me please which sentence sounds grammatically correct.

What do you say we meet up for a cup of coffee sometime.

What do you say if we meet up for a cup of coffee sometime.

What I am trying to say is I am asking if the person would like to meet up for a cup of coffee.

  • There's also: What would you say to [etc.] – Lambie Jun 29 at 17:42
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The first sentence is idiomatic:

✔ What do you say we meet up for a cup of coffee sometime?

The second sentence is not. In order to add if, the verb tenses also need to be changed:

✘ What do you say if we meet up for a cup of coffee sometime?
✔ What would you say if we met up for a cup of coffee sometime?

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"What do you say we X?" is just one of many idiomatic ways of saying "Do you want to X?" (as in, do X together). Literally, I guess it means, "what do you say in response to the suggestion that we X?"

You could also tag it on the end of a suggestion like so: "I'd like to meet for a cup of coffee later. What do you say?"

I wouldn't analyze it further than that.

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There are lots of idiomatic ways of saying this, for example:

Let's meet up for a cup of coffee sometime
Would you fancy a cup of coffee at a time that suits you?
How about a cup of coffee once you're finished work?
I'd love a chat over a cup of coffee at your leisure
May I invite you to a cup of coffee when you're free?

And so on....

  • Do my sentences sound right? – Dmytro O'Hope Jun 29 at 10:34

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