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Is lunch countable?
Which of the following are correct?
We eat breakfast, lunches, and dinner every day.
We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.


We have to pay for lunch
We have to pay for lunches


We have to pay for our lunch
We have to pay for our lunches
 

David L.

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We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.
We have to pay for lunch
We have to pay for lunches


We have to pay for our lunch
We have to pay for our lunches


All the above are correct.
Are you wondering why?
 

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I was hoping that you would wonder...and then attempt to answer your own question.

We have to pay for our lunch.
Say: we go to a one-day meeting, and we are told they will be providing morning and afternoon tea, but the man who is telling me this adds, 'but you will have to pay for your own lunch'.
Singular form, because one day, one lunch for me.

We have to pay for our lunches.
Many hotels provide half-board accommodation, which means that breakfast and dinner are included in the daily tariff. Say we stay at the hotel for 5 days. I say to my friend, 'so our only other expense is for 5 lunches and any sight-seeing we do.'
 

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If we can pluralize lunch we can also pluralize dinner and breakfast right?

Lets use your example,
Say we stay at the hotel for 5 days. I say to my friend, We have to pay for for 5 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Is it possible just to say
We have to pay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. meaning the meals that we eat?
 

teachmehelp

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If we can pluralize lunch we can also pluralize dinner and breakfast right?

Lets use your example,
Say we stay at the hotel for 5 days. I say to my friend, We have to pay for for 5 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Is it possible just to say
We have to pay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. meaning the meals that we eat?
 
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