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I had eggs in the breakfast. But I wanted sausages.

Can I say, "I would have preferred a sausage"?

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    Note that you have eggs "for" breakfast, not "in the" breakfast.
    – Robusto
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 18:23
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    Or eggs "at breakfast", but not "in the" breakfast.
    – stangdon
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 18:35
  • Robusto, you are right. Aren't we missing "the", "for the breakfast".
    – user678 9
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 18:47
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    There is no missing "the" – the idiomatic way to say it is "for breakfast".
    – J.R.
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 21:01

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Yes. That's exactly how I would say it.

Maybe just sausage rather than a sausage, but that depends on the type of sausage and how much you were having.

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  • I'd say "probably," not "maybe." Spot on.
    – J.R.
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 21:02

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