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    Which one is correct?

    Which one is correct?

    1. What would you like to have for your dinner sir?

    2. What would you like to eat for your dinner sir?

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    Question Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jomo27 View Post
    Which one is correct?

    1. What would you like to have for your dinner, sir?

    2. What would you like to eat for your dinner, sir?
    Both are correct. Have is a bit informal.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    As the last post says, both forms are correct. Native English speakers would usually use 'have' - it's a stronger collocation.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Alright.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Ive got 1 more question.
    Which one is correct?

    1. Ive been to America for 5 times.

    2. Ive been to America 5 times.

    3. Ive been to America about 5 times.

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    Question Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jomo27 View Post
    I've got one more question.
    Which one is correct?



    1. I've been to America five times.

    2. I've been to America about five times.


    Hope this has helped.
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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jomo27 View Post
    Ive got 1 more question. Which one is correct?

    1. I've been to America for 5 times. "for" is not correct here.
    Also, if you spoke that sentence, people would think you meant I've been to America 4 (or) 5 times.

    2. I've been to America 5 times. (exactly 5 times)

    3. I've been to America about 5 times. (maybe more or less than 5 times)
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    Re: Which one is correct?

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    jomo27,

    Check your passport! You 'have been to America five times'. Trips taken five times or less should be easily remembered!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    jomo27,

    Check your passport! You 'have been to America five times'. Trips taken five times or less should be easily remembered!
    Then why the need to check the passport?
    Cheers,
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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
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    Quote from 2006:
    I've been to America about 5 times. (maybe more or less than 5 times)

    While the above example is gramatically correct, it is the equivalent of saying "I've been married about 5 times." One knows how many times they have been married... just as surely as they know how many times they have been to America!

    I've been to Canada a dozen times and have loved every minute of my trips! What a beautiful country!

    Cheers,
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