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    Proper english question

    Is this sentence proper english:

    I can't get to a lunch next week.

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    Re: Proper english question

    It would be heard in an informal discussion about setting a date to have a meal. Sounds like "office talk"

    "Can you meet me for lunch sometime next week?"

    'I can't get to a lunch next week, but I could do a dinner."


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    Re: Proper english question

    If you are declining an invitation:
    I can't get to THE lunch next week.

    If you are saying you are going on a diet next week:
    I can't get to lunch next week.( quite strained, "I won't have lunch for the whole next week" is better )

    "I can't get to a lunch next week." doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: Proper english question

    It makes as much sense as "Can you do lunch?"

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