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    have/get

    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I'll have a sandwich for lunch.
    2. I'll get a sandwich for lunch.

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    Re: have/get

    God Blessings!

    eat, is another meaning of have.
    get means buy in here.

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    Re: have/get

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I'll have a sandwich for lunch.
    2. I'll get a sandwich for lunch.
    It is only the metter of style. The first is British style while the second one is the American. Just like I got a brother and I have a brother.


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    Re: have/get

    "I'll have", to a Brit. Eg. speaker, implies that the person is deciding/has decided what he will have for lunch. "I'll get/buy" is telling the listener that he needs to go out to obtain a sandwich for lunch.
    As well, if a Brit. Eng speaker says, "I'll get myself a sandwich for lunch" would mean that instead of making an actual meal for lunch, he'll either make a sandwich for himself, or buy one: the context/conversation would make it clear which he meant.

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