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What does the grammar expression ~たい次第{しだい} mean

For example:

次回の集まりをお誘いいただきたい次第です。

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  • @virmaior Ah, yes there should. Well spotted! Edited – paullb Jun 28 '16 at 2:01
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    What are you trying to say by 「集まりをお誘いいただきたい」? – Chocolate Jun 28 '16 at 3:54
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    As @chocolate is asking, the sentence makes almost no sense as-is. Why is 「を」 being used? – l'électeur Jun 28 '16 at 14:45
  • @l'électeur This was the sentence that I received (i.e. not written by me) from a Japanese person. Which is why I am asking for, I only substituted 集まり for a different equivalent word. – paullb Jun 29 '16 at 3:15
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    Oh.. 😢 My English is not good enough to see whether @l'électeur's comment was impolite or not but, all I can say here is that the original sentence is not grammatically correct and doesn't make much sense as is.. Maaaybe the person who wrote it tried to type/write "次回のライドお誘いいただきたい次第です" which would make a little more sense, but who knows... – Chocolate Jul 1 '16 at 9:28
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I think 次第 is being used as a formal and polite way to mention the circumstances or reason for the desire expressed by たい.(頂きたい気持ちが湧いた、その事情のことが「次第」)

お誘いいただきたい次第です

"So I eagerly await your invitation."

You could also say,

お誘いいただきたいのです
お誘いいただきたいわけです

with basically the same meaning, just a little less polite and formal.

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  • I was figuring it was something like that, but I wanted to be sure! Thank you! – paullb Jun 28 '16 at 4:41
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    How could anyone answer this question when OP's sentence makes practically no sense? – l'électeur Jun 28 '16 at 14:42
  • I think I understood what he was getting at. No? – sazarando Jun 28 '16 at 14:47
  • @sazarando Yes, You're reading is along the liens of what I had, I just wanted to be sure on the politeness level. – paullb Jun 29 '16 at 3:28

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