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Invite/ invitation

(9 Posts)
BBbevan Thu 25-Feb-16 13:40:43

There is an increasing use of invite as a noun. As in ' I will give you an invite to my party'.
I was taught that ' invite' was a verb , as in I invite, you invite.etc
The noun is an invitation.
Thus we have ' I will invite you to my party and will send you an invitation' Using 'invite' as a noun is sloppy and lazy. Anyone agree.?

FionaBFit Thu 25-Feb-16 21:49:52

Am I the only one who finds it hugely irritating when The Great British Bakeoff refers to baking as a 'bake'

As in "Bakers present your bakes to Paul and Mary"

Anya Thu 25-Feb-16 22:40:35

You forgot your question mark Fiona - that is mildly irritating!!

michellehargreaves Fri 26-Feb-16 11:37:37

I hate the use of "invite" as a noun. Another change of usage that makes the user sound stupid.

Synonymous Fri 26-Feb-16 12:23:01

Language evolves over time because of usage and you really cannot stop it however irritating it may be.
My own pet hate is the use of 'peas' as opposed to pennies or pence which I think is just silly.
#tosses eyes skywards! hmm

Snowdrop Fri 26-Feb-16 14:55:18

I agree that the use of 'invite' instead of 'invitation' is hugely irritating, and just plain wrong! I was told, however, (on FB's Extreme Pedantry) that actually invite has been used as a noun since...oh, something like is OK to use. Still seems wrong to me.

LullyDully Fri 26-Feb-16 17:27:52

Borrow interchanged with lend is a similar mistake often made. Just thought I'd say that.

Lavande Fri 26-Feb-16 17:28:06

It is fine by me because I use it as a noun. Too many other things in life to worry about.

Ana Fri 26-Feb-16 17:33:47

Synonymous, love the image of you jugging with your eyeballs! grin