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    Default Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    Hi, there!

    Do you use breakfast and lunch as a verb?
    My dictionary says both of them can be used as verbs.

    e.g. I breakfasted with Tom this morning.
    I'm going to lunch in that restaurant.

    However, I have only seen this sort of use only in Sherlock Holmes stories, which were published more than 100 years ago.


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    Default Re: Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Hi, there!

    Do you use breakfast and lunch as a verb?
    My dictionary says both of them can be used as verbs.

    e.g. I breakfasted with Tom this morning.
    I'm going to lunch in that restaurant.

    However, I have only seen this sort of use only in Sherlock Holmes stories, which were published more than 100 years ago.


    Thank you!

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    You can use them that way. I don't.
    Your sentence "I'm going to lunch in that restaurant." is ambiguous. "Lunch" here could be a noun, as in "I'm going to afternoon tea in that restaurant".

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    Default Re: Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    Neither do I.
    Which do you prefer?

    I breakfasted with Tom this morning.
    I had breakfast with Tom this morning.

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    Default Re: Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Neither do I.
    Which do you prefer?

    I breakfasted with Tom this morning.
    I had breakfast with Tom this morning.

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    I much prefer the second.

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    Exclamation Re: Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    I think the second sounds good and correct. I never came across the term "breakfasted".

    but

    I think " i am going to lunch", is correct.

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    Default Re: Do you use "breakfast" and "lunch" as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by daada View Post
    I think the second sounds good and correct. I never came across the term "breakfasted".

    but

    I think " i am going to lunch", is correct.
    It is. But are you using "to lunch" as a verb, as in the original question? See my post #2.

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