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    #1

    missed/skiped breakfast

    Is there any difference between the following sentences?

    I missed breakfast today.
    I skiped breakfast today.

    I think that if you skip breakfast you do it intentionaly
    but If you miss it is unintentional.

    Am I correct with my interpretation?

    Thanks.

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    Re: missed/skiped breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Is there any difference between the following sentences?

    I missed breakfast today.
    I skipped breakfast today.

    I think that if you skip breakfast you do it intentionally, but if you miss it, it is unintentional.

    Am I correct with my interpretation?

    Thanks.
    I'd never really thought about that before, but I think you're probably right. "Skipped" does suggest that you chose not to have breakfast, but "missed" sounds like an accident!

    For info, in BrE we don't use "to skip" when talking about meals as often as I believe it's used in AmE.

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