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Sentence: ... for having us you must come to us next time



 
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Sentence: ... for having us you must come to us next time #1 (permalink) Tue May 23, 2006 2:54 am   Sentence: ... for having us you must come to us next time
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Way of saying goodbye", question 5

Thank you so much for ......... us you must come to us next time.

(a) taking
(b) getting
(c) making
(d) having

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Way of saying goodbye", answer 5

Thank you so much for having us you must come to us next time.

Correct answer: (d) having
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I don't get the meaning of the sentence.

thank you so much

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Thank you so much for having us... #2 (permalink) Tue May 23, 2006 13:08 pm   Thank you so much for having us...
 

These are two sentences, really:

Thank you so much for having us, which means thank you for your hospitality, thank you for welcoming/receiving/entertaining us.

You must come to us next time is a way of returning the invitation and means now itís your turn to come to our house.
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A further question #3 (permalink) Tue May 23, 2006 15:41 pm   A further question
 

Thank you so much for having us you must come to us next time.

Would you please tell me usage of MUST here? Will the listener feel sth. like OUGHT TO/SHOULD?

Thanks
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A further question #4 (permalink) Tue May 23, 2006 15:51 pm   A further question
 

Ofriendragon wrote:
Thank you so much for having us you must come to us next time.

Would you please tell me usage of MUST here? Will the listener feel sth. like OUGHT TO/SHOULD?

Thanks

Saying 'you must come to us' does not imply duty or obligation, but rather that it is a very good idea to do so.
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