Hi,

When you want to have lunch and you want let other people; friends, for example, know that you are going to have lunch, as far as I know, you would probably say " I am going to lunch". My question here is can you also say " I am going lunch" or "I am going for lunch".

Thanks in advance.
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I am going to lunch - this is the most common. " I am going lunch" - No! "I am going for lunch"- No!

Other possible variations: " I am breaking for lunch", "I am at lunch" or "I am going to get a bite to eat" which can be used at anytime.
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Hi guys,

I am going for lunch sounds fine to me.

Plese note that you are a victim of the semi-colon virus. It causes people to use semi-colons in the wrong place, and in sentences where they are not really appropriate. (ha-ha) The cure is to replace it with a comma. You can also remove the comma after friends.

Best wishes, Clive
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VictorycountryHi,

When you want to have lunch and you want let other people; friends, for example, know that you are going to have lunch, as far as I know, you would probably say " I am going to lunch". My question here is can you also say " I am going lunch" or "I am going for lunch".

Thanks in advance.

"I'm going for lunch" is fine.
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GoodmanI am going to lunch - this is the most common. " I am going lunch" - No! "I am going for lunch"- No!

Other possible variations: " I am breaking for lunch", "I am at lunch" or "I am going to get a bite to eat" which can be used at anytime.

I don't understand you thinking. If you can say "I'm breaking for lunch", why not"going for"?

And do you never use "it's time to go for lunch" or "do you want to go for lunch with me on Friday"?
Here (in parentheses) are the associations I have with the different versions. I'm not saying these are the only meanings or the "corrrect" meanings, just the way I would be most likely to use the different phrases myself.

"I'm going to lunch." (I'm leaving my desk for my official lunch break -- maybe I'm going to eat in a restaurant, maybe in the office lunchroom, maybe I'm just going to use my lunch hour to run errands and eat a sandwich in the car. The important thing is that I won't be at my desk.)

"I'm going out to lunch" or "I'm going out for lunch." (I'm not eating at home/in the office today; I'm going to a restaurant instead.)

"I'm going for lunch" (I'm going to a restaurant to pick up lunch and bring it back to the office. Can I get you anything?)

"Lunch" is certainly one of those words that looks odd when you look at it too long. lunchlunchlunchlunchlunch.
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Khoff's explanation is wonderful, thanks
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Anonymous:
i have never heard "i am going lunch" but "i am going for lunch " is pretty popular..hope this helpsEmotion: stick out tongue
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