Hello everyone:

Which is correct or more common?

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Let's go out to/for dinner?

My ears are more accustomed lớn "to" phàn nàn to"for".

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For u, it depends on how I'm using the term.

"We're going out **to** dinner next Friday."

"Let's go out **for** dinner tonight - it's too hot lớn cook."

For u, it depends on how I'm using the term.

"We're going out

todinner next Friday."

"Let's go outfordinner tonight - it's too hot lớn cook."

How about: "Let's go out to/for dinner. It's on me"?

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*To go out to dinner* usually means that one is invited somewhere, ví it's not something one can spontaneously undertake.

*To go out for dinner* usually means that one decides lớn go out, rather phàn nàn stay in and prepare food at trang chính,

For these reasons I'd be more likely lớn say 'Let's go out

__for__

dinner'.

I agree with Thomas #4, that exact distinction, and RM1#2.

To go outusually means that one is invited somewhere, ví it's not something one can spontaneously undertake.todinner

To go outusually means that one decides lớn go out, rather phàn nàn stay in and prepare food at trang chính,fordinnerFor these reasons I'd be more likely lớn say 'Let's go out

fordinner'.

*"Let's go out lớn dinner. It's on u."*

**Anna - Page 147**

"Let's go out lớn dinner. It's on u."

Anna - Page 147

I did say 'usually'. Michael Derechin is American. The conventions in AE may be different.

I did say 'usually'. Michael Derechin is American. The conventions in AE may be different.

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The "over" examples mean the person was invited lớn Tom's house, right? While the "out" ones imply a restaurant, right? If ví, which forms bởi you prefer? "To dinner" or "for" dinner?

Tom invited u

__over__

**to** dinner and don't know what lớn say.

Tom invited u

__over__

**for** dinner and don't know what lớn say.

Tom invited u

__out__

**to** dinner and don't know what lớn say.

Tom invited u

__out__

**for** dinner and don't know what lớn say.

The "over" examples mean the person was invited lớn Tom's house, right? While the "out" ones imply a restaurant, right? If ví, which forms bởi you prefer? "To dinner" or "for" dinner?

Tom invited u

over

todinner and don't know what lớn say.

Tom invited uover

fordinner and don't know what lớn say.Tom invited u

out

todinner and don't know what lớn say.

Tom invited uout

fordinner and don't know what lớn say.

Invitations are generally for an activity or lớn an sự kiện or place. Meals usually use "for" in modern English. unless it is a formal occasion, in which case it would probably be given a name or a mô tả tìm kiếm. This does not mean that "for" is used with every verb, and you can certainly go out lớn dinner, as has been explained above. I have a feeling that "to" used lớn be more widely used phàn nàn it is now.

"Over" means lớn Tom's place. "Out" probably means a restaurant.

*Out for dinner* used lớn be very rare, but since the 1970s it has grown in use and now forms one-third of the

*r uses. See Google Books Ngram Viewer.*

**to/fo***is somewhat more popular in Britain phàn nàn the USA.*

**For**In other words, I can mix all the combinations in #9, right?

All four are possible, but use Ngrams if you want lớn see what published writers prefer.

And would it matter if he invited u lớn strictly dinner, that is, a meal, or lớn an sự kiện including dinner?

He invited u over to/for dinner.

I think "for" sounds more casual phàn nàn "to".

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The rise of "for" might come from the fact that casual dining has risen greatly over recent decades (I think). I believe in the past it was the norm for families lớn mostly cook and eat dinner at trang chính. Going out lớn dinner was often an "occasion". Now it's not ví special much of the time. It's routine for many people. So they make the decision lớn go out lớn a restaurant "for" this meal instead of cooking. They haven't been invited "to" anywhere and don't have any special occasion planned.

So if some colleagues go out lớn eat something quickly during their break, they might go "**for** dinner", whearas if I was invited lớn a celebration because of some anniversary with elegant clothes on, I would go "**to** dinner", right?

That's what I would say, generally. But as said above, both uses are flexible.

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