Hi Savoir,Which is more common?
e.g. I like to eat breakfast
I like to have breakfast.
Is it a regional or personal preference? Any difference in meaning
btw the 2?between the two. Thanks.
As LRV suggests we Brits say to eat breakfast as well as to have breakfast.I've seen someone on another forum quoting from a dictionary that "eat breakfast" is American English, and "have English" is British. I've seen that the above 2 posters are from England. Do people from the UK and the US agree it's the difference between UK and US English? Thanks.
The Indian English originates from the British empire before 1947. In our schools (until 1990), we followed the same grammar rules that we were prevalent before 1947. Therefore, the phrase "take lunch" is used due to that influence. Although, most people have moved away from UK english with more multinational corporations making their way here, a majority of the population still follows what has been taught to them in school, which is "take lunch".Those searches give me the impression that "take lunch" was referring to physically carrying what you were going to have for lunch and taking it somewhere. That's my hope, as that is what I'm going to be teaching the class this afternoon .
I appreciate you all having this discussion!
That is an interesting post. Welcome to the forum, Pondivya.In our schools (until 1990), we followed the same grammar rules that we were prevalent before 1947.