English Lesson: Articles with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
As I’m sure you know, food is one of my highest joys in life. I especially love breakfast. There is something about breakfast food like eggs, toast, and bacon that makes me feel good. My sister, on the other hand, likes brunch. The brunch at a hotel in town is very good, and we go there once in a while to have it. As for dinner, I like a variety of restaurants. From steak to sushi, I’m happy going out seven days a week…if I could.
The nouns we use for meals (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and supper) sometimes take an article, and sometimes don’t. Do you know the rules? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson:
When breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and supper are used to refer to our everyday meals, they is no article.
- I can skip lunch, but I need to have breakfast each morning.
- Paul invited me to have brunch at his house on Sunday.
- What do you usually have dinner?
When breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and supper are used to refer to special events, or set meals at restaurants, then you need to use an article with them.
- The breakfast at the hotel includes juice, coffee, unlimited buffet, and dessert.
- Lori said the Sunday brunch at the Plaza is amazing.
- I was invited to a dinner for Jack’s retirement.
Which is your favorite meal of the day? What do you like to eat for breakfast? What time do you usually eat dinner?
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