The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

(to breakfast on something) Options
Ebenezer Son
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:42:30 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/23/2013
Posts: 689
Neurons: 3,275
Hi everyone,
Is it possible for one to say "we breakfasted on rice or tea"? Is 'breakfasted on' an acceptable English?
Many thanks!
chris62
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:44:21 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 12/16/2018
Posts: 24
Neurons: 83,260
Location: Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
No problem!
It's fine to say " (to) breakfast on" - e.g. to breakfast on bacon and eggs
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:50:52 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 20,873
Neurons: 84,479
Yes, where there is a verb for a meal, it is 'on' the food

Not the common usage, more literary or old-fashioned. But fine.


We breakfasted on...
We lunched on.... (Less common)
We dined on...
We feasted on...
we snacked on...

To drink, not eat - we supped on....

We had _____ for breakfast


We had a breakfast of.........
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:47:21 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 3,388
Neurons: 915,509
Location: Vinton, Iowa, United States
I would like to emphasize that though the word may be correctly used in that way, it is very unusual, you most likely will never hear it used that way, and if you use it in that way, you will sound very odd.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Just sayin'.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.