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Which is correct?1. she eats a plate of noodles for dinner.2. She eats a plate of noodles for the dinner.3. She eats a plate of noodles for her dinner.4. She eats a plate of noodles on dinner.Thanks.

edited May 09 '12 at 11:49 May New member

As I said, you don't need "the" before dinner. I wish I could share an easy way to remember when to use articles and when to leave them out, but I am not aware of one.

Jody M.May 09 '12 at 15:01

Thanks.

MayMay 09 '12 at 15:18

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For dinner is correct.  Not on dinner.  The noodles are on the plate, but they're for dinner.

 

I would use number 1.  You don't need the before dinner.  I wouldn't say that number 3 is incorrect, but you don't need her.  It's obvious that it's her dinner since she's eating it.

link answered May 09 '12 at 12:00 Jody M. Expert

For the dinner is incorrect? Thanks.

MayMay 09 '12 at 12:35

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