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    Silverobama is offline Key Member
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    I love this restaurant and will come back...

    I ate in a restaurant tonight with my friend and I think the place is perfect, I said to my friend "I love this restaurant and will come back and eat here again".

    Is the italic sentence natural?

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    Re: I love this restaurant and will come back...

    Yes.
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    Re: I love this restaurant and will come back...

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I ate in/at a restaurant with a friend tonight this evening with my friend and I think the place is perfect. I said to my friend, "I love this restaurant and will come back and eat here again".

    Is the italic sentence natural?
    Yes, it is. Note my other changes above.

    In BrE, we eat at a restaurant. I left "in" because I think it's the preferred option in other variants.
    I changed "this evening" to "tonight" because, when we talk about something that happened earlier in the evening on the same day of speaking, it's more natural. "Tonight" covers the period from evening to the next morning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I love this restaurant and will come back...

    Americans eat at restaurants, too.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I love this restaurant and will come back...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, it is. Note my other changes above.

    In BrE, we eat at a restaurant. I left "in" because I think it's the preferred option in other variants.
    I changed "this evening" to "tonight" because, when we talk about something that happened earlier in the evening on the same day of speaking, it's more natural. "Tonight" covers the period from evening to the next morning.
    Hi emsr2d2. I have two questions.

    1) I think my sentence will be better as "I love this restaurant and will come back to eat here again". Do you agree?
    2) You said "I changed "this evening" to "tonight", but you deleted "tonight", did you mean "changed "this evening" with "tonight"? I think so.

    Much appreciated!

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    Re: I love this restaurant and will come back...

    1. No, I don't think that's better. It's the same.
    2. Apologies. Of course, I meant to say that I changed "tonight" to "this evening".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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