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Is it correct to say an invitation or the invitation? I want to say to my friend thank you for the invitation ( as we both now which invitation I’m about)

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  • You would say thank you for the [kind, lovely, nice etc] invitation. Not 'an invitation'. – Michael Harvey Jun 17 '18 at 20:36
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Thank you for the invitation.

You are referring to a specific invitation so should use the definite article - 'the'

If you were referring to your friend getting you one of many invitations then you would use the indefinite article - 'an'

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