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    #1

    go to eat

    I am very hungry. I need to go to eat.

    Hi,
    Is this kind of construction correct in English, please?
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: go to eat

    I am very hungry. I need to go to eat.

    I am very hungry. I need to eat.
    or
    I am very hungry. I need to go get something to eat.

    These sound more natural to my ear.

    all best wishes,

    Petra

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    #3

    Re: go to eat

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    I am very hungry. I need to go to eat.

    I am very hungry. I need to eat.
    or
    I am very hungry. I need to go get something to eat.

    These sound more natural to my ear.

    all best wishes,

    Petra
    thanks a lot.
    do you think that "I need to get something to eat." sounds natural, please?
    thanks again!

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    #4

    Re: go to eat

    Yes, it does sound natural, but it also sounds a bit strong, as though you very seriously need food right away. You might want to say something like,

    'I'm hungry. I'm going to have lunch now.' (or breakfast, or dinner, or ??)
    or
    'I'd like to find somewhere to have a bite to eat.' (a bite to eat=a snack or a small meal.)


    Sometimes people will say, "I'm starving! Let's get something to eat." Clearly, they are not really 'starving', but it's a common expression.

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