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Hello wonderful people.  This week I am teaching my class how to sign what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know the signs for the meals, eat and foods but how do I sign the sentences?

Would it be "breakfast I eat x" then "lunch I eat x" then "dinner I eat x"?

Thank you!

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I was really hoping someone with more knowledge would answer this, expect you've done this by now, but anyway here's what I think (please correct me anyone?!)

So the question in English would be

'What did you have for breakfast?' ( did implies 'this morning') or;

'What do you have for breakfast?' (do implies 'usually')

But there are no tenses in BSL, so you give the timeframe first:

'This morning [or usually] breakfast you eat what?'

I'm fairly sure of that part, the answer, less certain,

'This morning, Breakfast I toast eat' - at least I think it's that order, not 'eat toast', because the example of sentence order I often see is 'the cat tree climbs': Subject; object; verb - if you were drawing a picture you wouldn't draw the cat climbing, before giving it a tree to climb.

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