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    #1

    Have you eaten/taken your dinner?

    Have you eaten your dinner?

    Have you taken your dinner?

    According to a friend of mine, the first sentence is British English, while the second is American English. Is she correct?

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    #2

    Re: Have you eaten/taken your dinner?

    No. In the U.S., we eat meals and snacks.

    The only exception I can think of is that we take coffee breaks. But that's because we take breaks generally - coffee there is just an adjective describing the kind of break.

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    Re: Have you eaten/taken your dinner?

    I am not a teacher.

    It depends who you're talking to, but I think, 'Have you had (your) dinner?' would be more common in BrE.

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    Re: Have you eaten/taken your dinner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post

    Have you taken your dinner? sounds like Indian English



    Thanks.
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