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    What do you say when you have e. g. a lunch and want to add more food because you like it a lot or you are still hungry?

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    You "have seconds" or "go back for seconds."

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    'Please can I have some more?'

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    Sounds vaguely like something Dickens would write. Then a bunch of people would start singing. :)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You "have seconds" or "go back for seconds."
    That is what what I was looking for. I have heard it but could not find it written anywhere. Thanks.

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    Second helping is also used.

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Second helping is also used.
    Is it more a slang or formal language?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    It's neither slang nor particularly formal. It's just what some people choose to say.

    I'm going back for more.
    I'm going back for seconds.
    I'm going back for a second helping.

    Note that if you still want more after that, you go back for "thirds" or a "third helping", (then "fourth(s) etc).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: more for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's neither slang nor particularly formal. It's just what some people choose to say.

    I'm going back for more.
    I'm going back for seconds.
    I'm going back for a second helping.




    Note that if you still want more after that, you go back for "thirds" or a "third helping", (then "fourth(s) etc).
    That is very good to know. Thank you for sharing these.

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