did/had a barbecue / barbecued there

Bagsensei

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello, everyone.

"I went to the beach yesterday ~."

A. We had a barbecue there.
B. We did a barbecue there.
C. We barbecued there.

Which of the choices above sounds natural to continue the sentence?
Or you might have a better suggestion.

Thank you.
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    Normally you "have a barbecue," not "do a barbecue," so A is better than B. C is possible, but would refer to the act of cooking itself, rather than to the barbecue as an event. In the context of saying that you went to the beach, it seems more natural to say that you "had a barbecue" than that you "cooked by barbecuing."
     

    Bagsensei

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Normally you "have a barbecue," not "do a barbecue," so A is better than B. C is possible, but would refer to the act of cooking itself, rather than to the barbecue as an event. In the context of saying that you went to the beach, it seems more natural to say that you "had a barbecue" than that you "cooked by barbecuing."
    Thank you so much for great help, Glenfarclas.
     
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