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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.
Approved answer (verified by Mister Micawber)
When you actually eat the meal, you don't use the article, it's "have lunch".
GhkgrkHi everyone,"Have a lunch/dinner/party" for something or someone speacial. A special occassion.
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.
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.
AnonymousYou cannot say "lunch" with any article.Then how do you explain this?
On the occasion of Lucy's completion of 25 years of service at our company we are going to have a lunch for her.
"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)"
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