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    Hi dear friends,
    Could you please tell me; why do we say: I went for lunch and not I went to lunch??!!
    Please I need your answers.
    Thanks so much in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Hi dear friends,
    Could you please tell me; why do we say: I went for lunch and not I went to lunch??!!
    Please I need your answers.
    Thanks so much in advance.
    We say both of these.

    There isn't much difference. The use of "for" might mean in some contexts that you left, got your lunch and returned to eat it. Whereas, going "to" lunch might mean you went somewhere and had lunch there..

    Just be careful about saying this

    He is out to lunch.

    This means that he is thought to be crazy or weird

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    Thanks so much Naamplao for your explanation..

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