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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    have vs eat

    What do you think is the difference between "have" and "eat"? Is "have" a more polite form than "eat"?
    1. He had breakfast
    2. He ate breakfast.

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    #2

    Re: have vs eat

    In AmE, they are equivalent in meaning and politeness.

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    #3

    Re: have vs eat

    #2 is not common in BrE. It would be understood, though.

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