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    eat lunch/breakfast ?

    Is it correct to say "I eat lunch/breakfast", instead of "have" ?

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    Re: eat lunch/breakfast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is it correct to say "I eat lunch/breakfast", instead of "have" ?
    According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5, you can also use eat to instead of have, please see below:

    MEAL[ intransitive and transitive ] to have a meal : Let’s eat first and then go to a movie.
    e.g. They’re eating breakfast.




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    Re: eat lunch/breakfast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is it correct to say "I eat lunch/breakfast", instead of "have" ?
    As a native AmE speaker, I could say eat lunch/breakfast or have lunch/breakfast and both would mean the same thing. I would definitely not go hungry!

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    Re: eat lunch/breakfast ?

    In Br Eng you can also take either of those meals, though it makes you sound a bit old-fashioned. You can also use them both as verbs, though it can sound rather mannered.

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    Re: eat lunch/breakfast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In Br Eng you can also take either of those meals, though it makes you sound a bit old-fashioned. You can also use them both as verbs, though it can sound rather mannered.

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    In the US if someone 'takes' lunch they would be arrested for theft!!!!

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    Re: eat lunch/breakfast ?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    In the US if someone 'takes' lunch they would be arrested for theft!!!!
    That's true. But if my lunch disappeared I wouldn't say that I "lost my lunch"!

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