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You Missed Attending a Friend's Invite - GT Letter Samples

You missed attending a friend's invite.

Write a letter to your friend:

  • apologise for not coming

  • explain how did you try to contact him/her

  • what is the alternate plan


You Missed Attending a Friend's Invite - GT Letter Samples

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Model Answer 1


Dear Emily,


I hope this letter finds you in the best of spirits, but I write with a heavy heart to express my deepest apologies for missing your much-anticipated garden party last weekend, an event I had eagerly looked forward to for weeks.


I must tell you, Emily, that not being there wasn't for lack of effort. On the day of your party, I found myself entangled in an unforeseen web of circumstances. My intention was to inform you immediately, so I tried calling you multiple times, only to be greeted by the monotonous tone of an unreachable phone. I even sent several text messages and an email in the hope that one of them would reach you in time, explaining my predicament.


Realizing that I missed a wonderful evening with you and our friends, I've been thinking of how to make it up to you. How about we plan a cozy dinner at 'The Green Fork' next Saturday? It's that new farm-to-table restaurant we've both been eager to try. I'll make all the arrangements and ensure it's an evening filled with laughter, good food, and, most importantly, great company.


Please accept my apologies once again, Emily. I genuinely look forward to our dinner and hope it will, in some way, compensate for my absence at your party.


Warm regards,


Maria


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Model Answer 2


Dear Sophia,


I am writing with a heart full of regret for missing your delightful birthday celebration last Friday, a day I had earmarked with excitement and joy in my calendar.


Sophia, my absence was by no means intentional. On that very day, I was caught in an unexpected and unavoidable work emergency. I endeavored to contact you to convey my situation. I tried reaching you through calls and messages, but it seems technology chose the wrong time to fail me, leaving me unable to bridge the communication gap at the crucial moment.


Understanding the importance of your special day, I feel deeply sorry for not being a part of it. To make amends, I propose a plan: How about a weekend brunch at your favorite cafe, 'The Aromatic Bean'? My treat, of course. It would be a small yet heartfelt gesture to celebrate your birthday, albeit belatedly, and to spend some quality time together, just the way we love.


Please accept my sincere apologies, Sophia, and I truly hope you can forgive my unintended absence. Looking forward to our brunch and many more shared moments in the future.


Warmest regards,


Jordan


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Model Answer 3


Dear Jonathan,


I trust this letter reaches you in good health and high spirits, though I write to convey my sincere apologies for my conspicuous absence at your much-awaited housewarming party last Saturday.


Please understand, Jonathan, that my failure to attend was not without a strenuous attempt to inform you. On the day of your celebration, I encountered an unexpected family emergency that required my immediate attention. In the midst of the chaos, I made several attempts to call you, only to find the network uncooperative. I also sent a few text messages and an email, hoping at least one would alert you to my situation, but alas, fate was not on my side.


I deeply regret missing the opportunity to share in the joy of your new home and would like to propose a way to make amends. How about I host a dinner for us at 'La Bella Cucina', that Italian restaurant you've been longing to try, next Friday evening? It would be my pleasure to treat you to an evening of exquisite cuisine and good company, as a small gesture to compensate for my absence at your party.


Once again, I apologize for not being there and hope this dinner can serve as a token of my regret and appreciation of our friendship.


Kind regards,


Madison


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