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A mother has packed lunch boxes for her three kids and lined them up on the breakfast bar. Her kids are about to head out the door without them, so she says:

Mother: Remember your lunch/lunches.


Questions:

1) If there is one lunch box for each kid, should it be "lunch" or "lunches"? My guess is "lunch", is that correct?

2) Would the sentence be natural at all or would you normally say something else?

Thank you.

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anonymous1) If there is one lunch box for each kid, should it be "lunch" or "lunches"? My guess is "lunch", is that correct?

Mom could go either way. She could be giving them a blanket reminder, "remember your lunch", telling each kid to remember to take his lunchbox with a reminder to a single representative child, or she could be reminding them as a pack, "remember your lunches".

anonymous2) Would the sentence be natural at all or would you normally say something else?

It seems OK to me, but I think I would put it "Don't forget your lunchbox!" Mom will have her own way of putting it.