Invite vs Invitation - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video breaks down the difference between the two words "invite" and "invitation". They are often used interchangeably but actually aren't synonyms. The word ?invite? is a verb and refers to the action of asking someone if they?d like to do something or go somewhere, such as here: 'I want to invite all my friends to a BBQ party'. "Invitation", on the other hand, is a noun and refers to the actual message of asking someone if they?d like to do something or go somewhere. A suitable example would be: 'I sent out an invitation to all my friends'. A very common mistake is to use 'invite' as a noun instead of 'invitation'. However, the sentence ?I haven?t responded to her invite yet? is incorrect and 'invitation' should be used.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

Present tense apparently constitutes the simplest sentence structure in the English language. If the students not only understand but also can employ this simplest building block of the language, then they can survive in a foreign country even with this basic knowledge. In class, we may devise activities that will boost the understanding of the language.This unit has outlined the tense system in an easy to digest format. It included the form, usages and typical mistakes made by students. Present simple, present continuous, present perfect and present perfect continuous are clearly explained in their affirmative negative and question forms. I have learnt to identify the form of a sentence from this unit.


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