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    #1

    in the breaks

    In the breaks most children go to the cafeteria.
    Is the above sentence idiomatic?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: in the breaks

    I would use "during" rather than "in the".

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    #3

    Re: in the breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    In the breaks, most children go to the cafeteria.
    Is the above sentence idiomatic?
    No, it's not idiomatic. In this sentence, breaks is a noun, not a verb. Does that help?

    PS -

    And as Mike says, In is okay, but During would be much more natural.

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    Re: in the breaks

    Hi;

    Those who go to/attend schools are students/pupils, aren't they? They might be children or teenagers. Correct me, please.

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    #5

    Re: in the breaks

    That would mostly be true, but some adults also attend school.

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    #6

    Re: in the breaks

    And we can also say "at break" in BrE (not "at breaks), right?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #7

    Re: in the breaks

    Right.

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    #8

    Re: in the breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Hi;

    Those who go to/attend schools are students/pupils, aren't they? They might be children or teenagers. Correct me, please.
    Yes, you're right. And in my example I am speaking of elementary school children.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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