Next Friday, September the fifth, is Tom’s birthday. I thought it would be pleasant to have some of his friends here to help him celebrate. Will you come We’ll have dancing from nine until midnight, and then cut the birthday cake! Both Tom and I are very eager to have you here, so don’t disappoint us! Affectionately yours,
Li Hua August
Inviting a friend to informal luncheon
Dear [Zhang Ying]:
Will you come to luncheon on [Friday, May the fifth], at [twelve o’clock]?
My niece [Mary] is visiting us and I think you will enjoy meeting her. She is a charming, very pretty girl … and very good company! [John and Jane] will be here, and perhaps we can [give a dance] after luncheon. Do say you’ll come!
Invitation to opening ceremony of new factory
Dear [Mr. Harrison]:
Our new factory will be commencing production on [April 10] and we should like to invite [you and your wife] to be present at a celebration to mark the occasion.
As you will appreciate this is an important milestone for this organization, and is the result of continued demand for our products, both at home and overseas. We are inviting all those individuals and trust that you will pay us the compliments of accepting.
Please confirm that you will be able to attend by advising us of your time -- we can arrange for you to be met. All arrangements for your stay [overnight on April 10] will, of course, be made by us at our expense.
如您确能参加，请来函告知您抵达的时间 -- 以便我们为您安排会晤。当然，所有安排您在[10日晚间]夜宿的费用，皆将由公司代您支付。