What expressions do we use to invite friends to a place? For example when inviting friends to a library, what sentence do we use?


Some phrases commonly used:

"You should check out the central library. It has a great collection of books!"
(If you want to suggest they to go to that place)

"I'm going to the central library in the afternoon – why don't you come with me? You'll like it."
(If you want to invite them to come with you)

"Do you want to come with me to the central library? I'm sure you'll love it."
(To invite them to go with you)

  • What about "Let's go to the library ..."? Is it considered an invitation?
    – learner
    Dec 24 '14 at 13:27
  • I think it is a decision here not an invitaion. Let's go means that your friend had the intention of going to the library from the begining. But when you say: " You should check out the central library. It has a great collection of books!" , here your friend had no prior intention of going to the library.
    – Hanaa
    Dec 24 '14 at 13:37
  • @learner - let's go is less of an invitation... Hanna is right.
    – Stark07
    Dec 24 '14 at 13:46
  • Sure it is a decision or proposing an idea (which is sort of a decision). There's this scenario that was in my mind where someone had the intention to go to the library and wanted to invite a friend to come along because there was an event at the library. I don't know whether it is considered an invitation but the scenario sounds reasonable to me.
    – learner
    Dec 24 '14 at 14:20
  • @learner - it sounded like a decision the way you put it. But your explanation makes sense. It is almost an invitation.
    – Stark07
    Dec 26 '14 at 4:42

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