Ridger
what's the difference? I often heard people say"i am going to dinner outside" or "i am going outside for dinner" Is there any difference at all?
Nov 25, 2014 8:58 AM
Answers · 4
hmm. i'm a native english speaker from the nyc region and i haven't heard those expressions. i've heard "i am going out to dinner" (and not "i'm going to dinner out"). it may be different in the uk or austrialia, etc
November 25, 2014
I agree with Eld. It sounds a little strange to American English speakers. If you say "outside" about eating, it sounds more like a picnic or something. I always say "I'm going out for dinner." or "Let's eat out tonight." Otherwise, I don't have any other expressions for eating somewhere that is not at home.
November 25, 2014
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Ridger
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English