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Inviting

We would be very pleased if you could come to ... I would like to invite you to ... / attend our ... Please let me know if you will be able to attend.

I'm writing to invite you to ... Would you like to come to ... ? Please let me know if you can make it.

Prepare

Before the meeting it would be useful if you could prepare ... It would be helpful if you could bring ...

Please prepare ... before the meeting. Please bring to the meeting ...

Accepting

Thank you for your kind invitation. The date you suggest is fine. I would be delighted to attend the meeting. I am sure it will be very useful.

Thanks a lot for the invitation. The date's fine for me. I'd love to come to the meeting. It sounds like a great idea.

Refusing

Thank you for your kind invitation.

Unfortunately, I have another appointment on that day. Please accept my apologies.

I hope we will have the opportunity to meet on another occasion in the near future. I am sure that the meeting will be a great success.

Thanks a lot for your kind invitation. Unfortunately, I have something else in my schedule on that day. I hope we can meet up soon. Good luck with the meeting!

Formal/Informal

Example phrases

Latin / Anglosaxon origin

Formal/Neutral

Informal

Thank you for your email received 12 Feb.

Thanks for the email.

With regard/reference to ...

Re ...

I would be grateful if you could ...

Please could you ...

We regret to advise you that...

I'm sorry to tell you that...

Please accept our apologies for ...

I'm sorry for ...

I was wondering if you could ...

Could you ... ?

We note that you have not ...

You haven't...

We would like to remind you that ...

Don't forget that ...

It is necessary for me to ...

I need to ...

It is possible that I will ...

I might...

Would you like me to ... ?

Shall I ...?

However, ... / In addition, ... 1 Therefore, ...

But, ... / Also, ... / So, ...

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