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    Smile lunch?

    Please, dear teachers and friends,

    could you proofread my sentences?

    Is it the time to lunch?
    Is it lunch time?
    Is it time to have lunch?
    Is it time for having lunch?
    What'd you like to lunch?
    What'd you like to have for lunch?
    What time do you usually lunch?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: lunch?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends,

    could you proofread my sentences?

    Is it the time to lunch? Using "to" forces a verbal sense of 'lunch' (rather old-fashioned) - "time for lunch would be better.
    Is it lunch time?
    Is it time to have lunch? (Also, with a different meaning, "Is there...": 'Is there time to have lunch, or shall we just grab a sandwich?')
    Is it time for having lunch?
    What'd you like tofor lunch?
    What'd you like to have for lunch?
    What time do you usually lunch?Again, the verbal use of 'lunch' is a bit dated - 'What time do you usually have lunch?' would be better.

    Many thanks.


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    Re: lunch?

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    can you please explain why "Is it time for having lunch?" is not OK? thanks.

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    Re: lunch?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    can you please explain why "Is it time for having lunch?" is not OK? thanks.
    Perhaps a plain was a bit extreme. In some contexts it would be acceptable - when the emphasis was on spending time: 'Is it time for having lunch, when your child is lost and needs your help?' But in most cases it would just sound stilted.

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