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    #1

    Question I am making the food? Is it correct?

    Is it possible to say that? "I am making the food" (for having lunch or dinner...)

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    #2

    Re: I am making the food? Is it correct?

    No. Say 'I'm cooking lunch/dinner'.

    If no cooking is involved, say 'I'm making lunch/dinner'.

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    Re: I am making the food? Is it correct?

    I'm making the food for the picnic.
    I'm making the food for the dinner party tonight.

    I would say "I'm making dinner/lunch" whether it was cooked or not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I am making the food? Is it correct?

    No one has suggested "I'm preparing..." Is this only heard in AmE?

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    Re: I am making the food? Is it correct?

    It's fine in BrE.

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