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    Articles with meal

    Can anybody help me to understand, when and what an article i should you with meal (launch, dinner, for example)

    i read such variants,, what the difference? is there a mistake or i can use the both variants?
    "I had a nice launch"
    "I had nice launch"

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    lunch. launch is a boat.
    I had a nice lunch. is correct.
    Do you want to have lunch? is correct.
    The lunch I had yesterday was a pbj sandwich. I made my own lunch today - lox and bagels.
    BTW same goes for breakfast and dinner.

    What does your textbook say about this?

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    My textbook says to write "i had a nice lunch". But i say some tests where it should be used without a....

    Is it wrong to write "i had nice lunch" ?

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    to have lunch = обедать (I had lunch earlier than Dr.House). 'had lunch' - тут неделимая конструкция. Но 'I had a nice lunch today' c артиклем, потому что появляется определение 'nice' (короче, все дело в появившемся определении)

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    I agree with alexsms. You can see that rule in "English Grammar in Use" by Raymond Murphy: Unit 73 E (3d edition)
    "i had nice lunch" would be incorrect.
    I had lunch, но I had a nice lunch.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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