Communication: Offers and invitations

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Let me help you. Can I carry that suitcase? I'll take this bag, (shall I?) Shall I do it for you? Would you like me to get you a taxi?
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Offering to help
Would you like/Will you have/Won't you have something to eat? (Do) have some tea (informal).
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Offering e.g. food or drink
Yes, please. Thank you very much. That's very kind of you.
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Accepting an offer
No, thank you. It's all right. I can manage.
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Refusing an offer (of help)
No, thank you/Not just now, thank you.
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Refusing an offer (of food or drink)
Would you like to have dinner with us? Will you have/Won't you have dinner with us? (Do) come and see us tomorrow (informal) What about coming/How about coming to our house? (informal) Do you feel like coming/Do you want to come to a party? (informal)
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Giving an invitation
That's very nice of you. Thank you/Yes, fine. I'll look forward to it. Yes, that'd be nice/lovely. I'd be delighted to come.
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Accepting an invitation
Well, that's very kind of you, but I won't be here tomorrow. I'd love to, but I'm afraid I have some work to do. Well, thank you very much, but I'm afraid I can't. I'm afraid I won't be here, but thank you all the same.
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Refusing an invitation
Thanks/Thanks a lot/Thanks very much. (informal) Thank you/Thank you very much. That's very good/kind/nice of you. Thank you very much indeed. I'm very grateful to you. (emphatic)
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Thanking someone
That's all right/OK. It's a pleasure/Not at all/Don't mention it. You're welcome (mostly USA)
There is often no answer after thank you etc. in British English.
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Answering someone who thanks you

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