I would like to find out which of the sentences below is idiomatic and sounds natural. A person is ordering food in a restaurant:
1. I'll have the avocado salad as a starter.
2. I'll have the avocado salad for a starter.
Either one for me. No difference.
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.
I think either could be used in BrE too.
I am not a teacher.
Both for me too.
I think I would be most likely to say 'as a starter' for something that is on the menu as a main dish but that I would like 'as a starter'. This probably wouldn't be the case with a salad, however.