In my understanding, "a" before breakfast is unnecessary in the following sentence.
1) They had breakfast at the hotel.
Is the following sentence is acceptable, too, if it means that they each had a simple breakfast at the hotel?
2) They had a breakfast at the hotel.
Last edited by 2006; 11-Nov-2009 at 07:55. Reason: punctuation
Thank you very much, 2006.
May I ask you another question related to the title?
According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, "a light breakfast (=small breakfast)."
Does this mean it is okay to say, "I had small breakfast this morning" or should I say, "I had a small breakfast this morning."?
a small breakfast