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He made a reservation for/at the restaurant.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by 8769, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. 8769 Senior Member

    Japanese and Japan
    I’m trying to put a sentence in Japanese into English. Are both #1 and #2 correct and natural for the blank below.
    1. for
    2. at

    (He wanted to eat dinner at a popular Japanese restaurant.)

    He made a reservation ( ) the restaurant.

    First I wrote #1, but I began to wonder if #2 is OK. What do you think?
     
  2. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    I think that making reservations "at a restaurant" is the most idiomatic phrasing in AE.
     
  3. tannen2004 Senior Member

    Illinois
    English/USA
    I agree with bibliolept. He made a reservation (for dinner) at a Japanese restaurant.
     

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