Konnichiwa! It’s Chika sensei.
Today I share my reply to a student’s question in the JLPT All-in-One course.
I hope you will find it helpful!
[A student’s comment]
Why is 「食事(しょくじ)を食べました」 wrong?
I thought 「食事」has the meaning of “meal”.
Isn’t that right?
[Chika Sensei’s reply]
「食事」has the meaning of “meal”.
◎食事 meal [noun]
◎食事(を)する have a meal, dine
◎ごはん(meal, rice)を食べる have a meal
×食事を食べる is redundant and we usually don’t say so.
have a morning meal, eat breakfast
I am going to dine/eat with my family today
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