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    Smile Let's meet for lunch

    Let's meet for lunch at the diner.
    Let's have a luncheon at the diner.



    Do both of the above sound right and mean about the same? Thanks.


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    Re: Let's meet for lunch

    In modern American usage, only the first would be correct in the sense of meeting a friend for a quick, casual midday meal. "Luncheon" refers to a more formal, organized entertainment.

    When Bob retires next month, management will host a luncheon in his honor.

    "Let's have lunch [not "a lunch"] at the diner" is roughly the equivalent of "Let's meet for lunch at the diner."

    (not a teacher)

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    Re: Let's meet for lunch

    Thanks, Debmobile, for the clear reply.

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