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  1. Newbie
    Interested in Language
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      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
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      • Japan
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    expressing a preference

    I'd like to know an answer to a question on an English exam.
    I'll appreciate your guidance and encouragement.

    The question goes:
    Complete sentence using the prompts.
    Let's go out and eat at a restaurant ( ) tonight.

    The "prompts" are written in my first language and says
    change of pace, do unusual thing to refresh yourself, to have a mental break

    The answer I can come up with is
    for a change
    but I'm not sure it sound as the prompts imply.

    Thank you for your consideration.
    Last edited by hitoco; 24-Apr-2015 at 19:20.

  2. probus's Avatar
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    Retired English Teacher
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    Re: expressing a preference

    "For a change" is correct and natural. It is exactly what I would say. I can't comment on the prompts in Japanese, of course, but the English translations you gave are all less natural than "for a change."

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