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    #1

    Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.

    Are both sentences correct and do they convey the same meaning?

    Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.
    Yestarday for lunch, I took a sandwich.

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    #2

    Re: Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.

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    I think "I had a sandwich for lunch yesterday" sounded more natural.

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    #3

    Re: Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.

    Yesterday for lunch, I had a sandwich.
    Yesterday for lunch, I took a sandwich.


    The second is simply not natural English. No native speaker would say it.

    The first is is possible, but krisfromgermany's version is what most people would say.

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    #4

    Re: Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.

    You could say : For lunch yesterday, I had a sandwich.

    I think "today" and "yesterday" are more commonly used at the end of a sentence in English, unlike other languages that I know(Chinese and Malay).
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Yestarday for lunch, I had a sandwich.

    I suppose you could use the second one, but only in a very limited situation, where you're listing what you had taken as a packed lunch the last few days.

    Monday I took fried chicken and fruit. Tuesday I took leftovers and mashed potatoes. Yesterday I took a sandwich and chips. I don't know what I'm going to take for tomorrow.
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