MEAL VERBS: meaning and examples
Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
In Spanish, depending on the dialect, there is a different verb for each meal of the day:
Breakfast --> desayunar
Lunch --> comer or almorzar
Dinner --> cenar
English doesn't have these verbs for each meal. Instead, we use EAT MEAL.
Breakfast --> Eat Breakfast
Lunch --> Eat Lunch
Dinner --> Eat Dinner
We also use have breakfast, have lunch or have dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are nouns, not verbs. With this in mind, what is wrong with the following incorrect sentence?
i) ***On Saturday we dinner early and at a quarter to ten we took a taxi to the theatre.***
Dinner is being used like a verb, so the sentence is incorrect. The correct version of this sentence would be the following:
ii) On Saturday we ate/had dinner early and at a quarter to ten we took a taxi to the theatre.
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