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Hi, I am not sure whether it is correct to say "go out for a wedding dinner", though going out for a beer is correct...

I'd like to point a tense mistake that you've made. If you say the guy was alone, then his parents must have left the house earlier, so I think the Past Perfect tense works better:

«He was alone in the house. His parents had gone to a wedding dinner.»
(a) He was alone at home. His parents went out for a wedding dinner.

(b) He was alone in the house. His parents attended for / to a wedding dinner. I only know attend to.

(c) He alone stayed at home alone.
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Doll: Isn't "attend" transitive in that meaning? And anyway, saying someone attended/ has attended a wedding dinner won't mean he was/is still there at the moment of speech.

IMHO, "attend" won't fit in Vincent's example.

P.S.: Expecting you to tell me where my fault is...
Hmm, you are right Ant. I think he should say just attend, not attend to. But I am afraid I don't agree with you about the meaning of attend. If you look up its meaing, you will see this: to be present at.

As for go out,went out for diner or went out to dinner are both possible to me.But you know, I am not a native speaker. Emotion: smile
Doll: «But I am afraid I don't agree with you about the meaning of attend. If you look up its meaing, you will see this: to be present at.»

Yeah, and this is what happens:

1. He was alone in the house. His parents had gone to a wedding dinner.

2. He was alone in the house. His parents were at a wedding dinner.

I believe both #1 and #2 are OK. Then, here's the "attend" vesrion (as I think you want it to be):

3. He was alone in the house. His parents attended a wedding dinner.

But I can't help reading this sentence as:

4. He was alone in the house. His parents visited a wedding dinner.

which doesn't not convey the parents' being at the dinner, because both "visit" and "attend" are perfective. However, I think one could say (to emulate example #2):

5 ... His parents were visiting/attending a wedding dinner.

but it sounds somewhat weird to me and may be (not sure) outright incorrect...
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Okay, let's wait for a native speaker to clear the situation. Emotion: smile
Waiting.
I think that Ant is correct on this.
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