What about meeting and going out for a pizza next Saturday?

marcogaiotto

Senior Member
Italian
What about meeting and going out for a pizza next Saturday?(1)

Hello! Can you help me, please? I find that (1) is correct, but what about the following?
What about meeting and going out to eat a pizza next Saturday? (2)

Thanks a lot in advance!
 
  • ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    It is grammatically correct, but I can't imagine anyone saying this. What else might you be expected to do with a pizza?
    Are you sure you want to know?

    Seriously, marcogaiotto, I agree with U J. Also, I think there may be a slight clash of register; "How about getting together for a pizza/meeting up for a pizza..." would be a bit better.

    Edit: After reading The Newt's cross-post, I agree: "a" is optional.
     
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    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    We would commonly drop the article and simply say "and go out for pizza..." But I might say "meeting up" rather than just "meeting."
     

    Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    We would commonly drop the article and simply say "and go out for pizza..." But I might say "meeting up" rather than just "meeting."
    I'd be more likely to include "a" in BrE, just like we go out for a beer. Although, I probably wouldn't go out and eat three or four pizzas in a single session. :)

    The oddity for me in sentence (1) is "meeting". "Meeting" followed by "go out" sounds wrong to me. "Going out" makes it clear that we aren't staying in and getting a pizza delivered, so I think this is more important than saying that we're meeting:
    What about going out for a pizza next Saturday?​
     

    Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    "Meeting" followed by "go out" sounds wrong to me.
    I think I agree. When you meet up you've already "gone out" (unless you meet up at your or your friend's house).
    But I guess you can drop the "out": "Let's meet up at the Cock and Bull for a few jars and then go for a pizza at the new place round the corner from there."
     
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