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    Maria, that was my first impression of the sentence as it was written.

    That is, if "Estoy acostumbrado de comer el desayuno a las ocho, por eso como el desayuno a las ocho".

    However, it appears that all the other sentences in the preterite so I imagine that was the intent here also.
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    I think both are ok. It could be " Yo como el desayuno a las 8"...referring to an everyday fact and "Yo comí el desayuno a las 8" talking about this morning.


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    I agree with Danii... and with Vicente too!
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    Las dos posibilidades son correctas. Tienen razón... Pero como todo el ejercicio era en pretérito, opté por COMÍ, en vez de por COMO...

    Gracias por todas las respuestas y comentarios!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNG
    Thank you very much.
    HI bng, if you need to conjugate a verb, try Wordreference.com or Spanishdict.com, both have excellent verb conjugators. You can even introduce a verb form, that is past tense for example, and they will find the infinitive for you.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Estoy acostumbrado a comer el desayuno a las ocho, por eso como el desayuno a las ocho
    Actually, the verb comer should not be used here, it must be "tomar". Desayuno includes drink and food, so comer is essentially mistaken here
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Thank youu very much exxcéntrica. I will use those If I need them<3

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    Exxcéntrica: I'm curious about your explanation. Is it because there are items that you drink and items that you eat at the same meal, so you have to say "tomar" because neither "comer" nor "beber" is accurate or complete?

    In English, we definitely eat breakfast, even if it's only coffee!

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    I would like to make justa comment about the two posible verbs (comer el desayuno o tomar el desayuno)...

    If I had to say it in Spanish, I would actually use the verb desayunar, which exists, is widely used and implies either food or drinks...

    Do you agree??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariaklec
    RE: el comentario de paulad: Yo COMO el desayuno a las ocho. (comer) INCORRECT (in my opinion, it should be "Yo comí el desayuno a las 8") It's pretérito perfecto simple, which means that the action is completed.)

    ¿No es posible que "Yo como el desayuno a las ocho" significa que todos los días es mi costumbre comer a las ocho?

    Maria
    Sorry, but in spanish, al least in Europe, COMER el desayuno is INCORRECT. It is said TOMAR el desayuno or DESAYUNAR. never COMER

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