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  • Refusal to an invitation

    Posted by Ecaterina Cristea on November 28, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Dear David,

    I would like to thank you for the invitation to our yearly Christmas Party. The location chosen is fantastic, the menu has a lovely selection, and the guests will be well entertained with the included package.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it this year, due to unforeseeable personal events.
    However, I have heard that all my colleagues from our department will be present, and I am sure that everybody will have a fantastic time.

    I hope the party will be a success and looking forward to the next event where I could be present, too.

    All the best,

    Mary Smith

    Kerin replied 2 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Kerin

    Administrator
    November 29, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Superb work Ecaterina,

    ✅ the tone is appropriate (formal, but friendly)

    ✅ the language structures you have used are appropriate

    ✅ you are inviting further collaboration in the future

    Here are a few suggestions:

    > I would like to thank you for the invitation to our yearly Christmas Party. > should this be ‘your’?

    >The location chosen is fantastic, ….. word order: The chosen location is fantastic, or simply: The location is fantastic,

    > I hope the party will be a success and looking forward to the next event where I could be present, too. No need for the comma here: I hope the party will be a success and looking forward to the next event where I could be present too.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Well done 👍

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