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Languages => Language-specific analysis => English => Topic started by: mallu on February 17, 2014, 11:01:05 AM

Title: A sentence from an Invitation letter
Post by: mallu on February 17, 2014, 11:01:05 AM
Friends kindly luk at the following sentence
'We request the honour of your presence at the wedding of our daughter-----
I feel something is wrong with this sentence. what do u think.?
Kindly give me an answer
Title: Re: A sentence from an Invitation letter
Post by: Daniel on February 17, 2014, 11:27:02 AM
Nothing is "wrong" with it. It's formal/presentational. In fact, it sounds completely normal to me in that context.

In fact, Google reveals a few more similar uses:
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22We+request+the+honor+of+your+presence+at+the+wedding+of+our+daughter%22
(More variants are found without quotes.)

What in particular seems wrong, if you have a specific question?