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    Eat with

    Hello,

    Could you tell me if these sentences make any sense to you?:

    I have eaten with Paula this week. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever eaten with. Besides, she is the most interesting person I have ever talked to.

    I wonder if I should have used “eat breakfast, lunch or dinner/ eat a meal….”, which probably would be more accurate, but leaving accuracy apart; is it enough if we use the verb “eat” alone?, let’s say in an informal conversation.

    Thank you for correcting my mistakes.

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    Re: Eat with

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me if these sentences make any sense to you?:

    I have eaten with Paula this week. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever eaten with. Besides, she is the most interesting person I have ever talked to.

    I wonder if I should have used “eat breakfast, lunch or dinner/ eat a meal….”, which probably would be more accurate, but leaving accuracy apart; is it enough if we use the verb “eat” alone?, let’s say in an informal conversation.

    Thank you for correcting my mistakes.
    I wouldn't use "eaten", I'd say "I had breakfast/lunch/dinner with Paula..."

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    Re: Eat with

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use "eaten", I'd say "I had breakfast/lunch/dinner with Paula..."
    However, the sentence ".... I have ever eaten with", would you change it in any way?

    Thanks

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    Re: Eat with

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me if these sentences make any sense to you?:

    I have eaten with Paula this week. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever eaten with. Besides, she is the most interesting person I have ever talked to.
    Yes, they make sense. Is she also the most interesting person you've eaten with?

    I wonder if I should have used “eat breakfast, lunch or dinner/ eat a meal….”, which probably would be more accurate, but leaving accuracy apart; is it enough if we use the verb “eat” alone?, let’s say in an informal conversation.

    Thank you for correcting my mistakes.
    Your sentences are completely understandable and grammatical, but they are not idiomatic. 3. is OK.
    1. I have eaten with Paula this week.
    Better: "I had dinner with Paula this week."
    2. She is the most beautiful girl I have ever eaten with.
    This is a strange concept. It's almost as if you're on a quest to eat with beautiful girls.
    Better: "She the most beautiful girl I've ever asked out to dinner."

    There's just something odd about how it sounds, like, "I just spent the weekend making mad passionate love with Sandra - the most beautiful girl I've met. However, I didn't get to eat with her. Paula is still the most beautiful girl I have ever eaten with."

    I suppose it depends on what the core concepts are that you want to communicate.

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