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    snack

    Hello,

    What would you understand me if I asked you:

    What do you have for snack?

    Is it correct?

    Thank you
    Last edited by ratóncolorao; 20-Jan-2011 at 14:46.

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    Re: snack

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    What would you understand me if I asked you:

    What do you have for snack?

    Thank you
    Hi ratón,

    First, I understand that you are among friends, since it is a rather infornmal question.

    Second, I understand that somebody's asking you what you are having because, depending on what it is, he/she will have the same.

    Third: you are (for instance) at somebody's place, and he/she is asking you whether you would like something to eat or drink.

    There are probably some other meanings (natives will say), but we would need some more context to know for (more or less) sure

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    #3

    Re: snack

    I would think:
    - The person you were asking habitually has a snack, and
    - You wanted to know what food the person usually had for this habitually eaten snack.

    Child: Every day, when I come home from school, the first thing I do is have a snack.I almost always have the same thing.
    You: What do you have for a snack?
    Child: A glass of milk and a granola bar.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: snack

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    What would you understand me if I asked you: What do you have for snack?

    Is it correct?
    Not in its present form. Look back at Barb's post. She wrote, "What do you have for a snack?"

    What do you have for a snack?

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