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    Go barbecue/barbecuing

    are the following sentences correct?

    We're going barbecuing tomorrow.

    We're going to go barbecue tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    I would say "We're going to a barbecue tomorrow" or "We are going to barbecue tomorrow".

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    #3

    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    Are you trying to say that my sentences are wrong?

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    ! Yes they are.

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    #5

    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    In BrE, we rarely use "to barbecue" as a verb in its own right.

    We're going to a barbecue tomorrow = We will attend a barbecue somewhere other than at our own house.
    We're going to have a barbecue tomorrow = We will cook food on an outdoor grill, probably at our own house, tomorrow.

    We do use "barbecue" as a verb before specific types of food, or before a pronoun for a previously mentioned food.

    What are you doing for dinner tonight?
    I thought I'd barbecue some ribs.

    How are you going to cook the kebabs?
    We're going to barbecue them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    For the second time, strange boy, you have posted the same question on WR forums after reading our answers.

    Why did our answers not satisfy you?

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    #7

    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "We are going to barbecue tomorrow".
    Do you have anything against tomorrow, Mike?

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    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    "In BrE, we rarely use "to barbecue" as a verb in its own right. "

    We use it on its own when the method has been chosen, but the menu has not been.

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    #10

    Re: Go barbecue/barbecuing

    It's common in AmE just to say "We're barbecuing tomorrow", as a synonym for "We're having a cookout".

    Barbecue technically is a method in and of itself, meaning to cook at low temperatures for long times, often while simultaneously smoking the food. There is a wide range of styles and methods, which vary mainly by region, and sub-styles even with regions, and a never-ending debate on the merits of the various styles, techniques, etc.

    However, we often (in the US anyway) say 'barbecue' when we really should be saying 'grilling', which involves much quicker cooking at higher temperatures over direct heat. There typically isn't much smoke involved with grilling, at least not as part of the actual cooking process.
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