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    what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Hi guys ..

    as the title .. what are the different between those :

    i didn't have lunch yet
    i haven't lunch yet
    i haven't had lunch yet


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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr,T View Post
    Hi guys.

    As the title says, what is the difference between the following sentences?

    1. I didn't have lunch yet.
    2. I haven't lunch yet.
    3. I haven't had lunch yet.

    I just want to say - this site is very useful, so thank you guys for your help.
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    1. is non-standard English.

    2. is ungrammatical and wrong.

    3. is fine.

    Always capitalise I and the first word of every sentence.
    End a sentence with a single full stop.

    Rover

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    I think that #1 may be fine in AmE. Perhaps an American can confirm.

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Thank you for you help


    How about : I didn't have lunch.


    Is it correct ?

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr,T View Post
    How about : 'I didn't have lunch'? Is it correct ?
    If you are talking about a past time, yes.


    A: Did you eat yesterday?
    B: I didn't have lunch (, but I ate in the evening).

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think that #1 may be fine in AmE. Perhaps an American can confirm.
    I agree with you .. because my teatcher said to me last week : i didn't have lunch yet .


    But I want to make sure is that correct or not ?

    I'm still confused is it correct ?

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr,T View Post
    I agree with you .. because my teatcher said to me last week : i didn't have lunch yet .


    But I want to make sure is that correct or not ?

    I'm still confused is it correct ?
    It's correct in AmE but non-standard in BrE. Effectively that means you can use it, but a BrE teacher would most probably mark it as wrong.

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    I think the correct one should be "I didn't have lunch" (without 'yet') but it brings a different meaning from "I haven't had lunch yet". As our teacher said, British would say "I haven't had lunch yet" and to say the same thing, American would say "I didn't have lunch yet".
    I think students should learn what is standard first before exploring any other non-standard styles.

    JUST A LITTLE STUDENT.

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    I see nothing wrong with "I didn't have lunch yet."

    "I haven't had lunch yet" is also possible in AmE.

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    Re: what are the different between "haven't lunch yet , haven't had lunch yet"

    I see nothing wrong with "I didn't have lunch yet."
    It used to sound strange to me, but not any more as I hear it so much.

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