Lunch or Lunches
In They have all eaten their….. how is the blank to be filled?
Lunch or Lunches?
The pronoun their requires the following noun to be in the plural, if it has a plural form.
But lunch (the light midday meal) has no plural form.
A caterer may speak of 10 breakfasts, 15lunches and so on.
• They have all eaten their lunch. We have all had our dinner.
That is a different matter. Lunch is used here as a certain type of object - a countable noun.
Note : Luncheon is a formal lunch.
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