Hi everyone,

I read some quiestions posted on a website that focus on the grammar of English.

One of those is that "Did you have a lunch, and did you eat lunch."

A person who answered that question said "a lunch to 'lunch' Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner don't need an article 'a' "

So I was looking for the right answer by searching "have a lunch and have lunch" on google.com.

The result Google show me is that both of them are widespread on lots of website and posting.

Hopefully, I wish there is someone who tell me the right answer to end this trick question.

Have a good day.
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From what I can see, most of the Google result are of this kind: "have a lunch break", "have a lunch date", "have a lunch menu", etc... The "a" goes with "break", "date", "menu", not with luch. You can rephrase them as: "a break for lunch", "a date at lunch time", "a menu for lunch". In these examples, "lunch" functions as an adjective of the following word.

When you actually eat the meal, you don't use the article, it's "have lunch".
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GhkgrkHi everyone,

I read some quiestions posted on a website that focus on the grammar of English.

One of those is that "Did you have a lunch, and did you eat lunch."

A person who answered that question said "a lunch to 'lunch' Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner don't need an article 'a' "

So I was looking for the right answer by searching "have a lunch and have lunch" on google.com.

The result Google show me is that both of them are widespread on lots of website and posting.

Hopefully, I wish there is someone who tell me the right answer to end this trick question.

Have a good day.

"Have a lunch/dinner/party" for something or someone speacial. A special occassion.
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You have lunch, and you have breakfast, and you have dinner; but you have a good lunch, or you order an English breakfast, or you attend a regimental dinner.

You go for lunch, at lunchtime; or you go to lunch. But when you go for lunch, you go to a restaurant where the lunches are very good.

MrP
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Anonymous:
Hi

You cannot say "lunch" with any article.

Therefore, "have lunch" is the right expression.

You also have to say "breakfast" and "dinner" wihout an article.

However, it is okay to say "a nice lunch".

I mean, when lunch is modified, an article is needed.

I hope it would be helpful. Emotion: smile
AnonymousYou cannot say "lunch" with any article.
Then how do you explain this? Emotion: smile

On the occasion of Lucy's completion of 25 years of service at our company we are going to have a lunch for her.

CJ
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Anonymous:
"Lunch" refers to the meal. "A lunch" is an event.

"I'm going to lunch" usually means, "I'm going to eat (something)"

"I'm going to a lunch" usually means the more specific "I'm going to eat (somewhere)"
Anonymous:
thanks for the answer guys
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