名词breakfast, lunch, supper在通常情况下不加冠词，但在特指时其前可以加定冠词，有时受到描绘性定语的修饰，则其前通常要用不定冠词。具体用法归纳如下：
在通常情况下，表示一日三餐的 breakfast, lunch, supper前不用冠词。如：
Breakfast is served until 9 am.
Can you manage lunch on Tuesday?
Have you finished supper already? It’s only 5 o’clock!
A snack in the afternoon bridges the gap between lunch and supper.
Mother said lunch was ready and there was a mad dash for the table.
have breakfast (lunch, supper),
after breakfast (lunch, supper),
at breakfast (lunch, supper),
before breakfast (lunch, supper),
during breakfast (lunch, supper),
for breakfast (lunch, supper),
over breakfast (lunch, supper),
since breakfast (lunch, supper),
without breakfast (lunch, supper)。
They were having breakfast when I arrived.
We got off immediately after breakfast.
Please make your beds before breakfast.
It happened at [during] lunch.
I nearly always go home for lunch.
Do you want a boiled egg for breakfast?
She scanned the newspaper over breakfast.
I haven’t eaten since breakfast.
I had to go without breakfast this morning as I was in a hurry.
The supper is well cooked. 晚饭做得很好。
Thank you for the breakfast. 谢谢你的这顿早餐。
After that breakfast, I never saw her again.
Why don’t you go for a walk? It’ll give you an appetite for your lunch.
若breakfast, lunch, supper受到描绘性定语的修饰，则其前通常要用不定冠词。如：
We had a working lunch. 我们吃了一顿工作午餐。
We had a very late lunch. 我们很晚才吃午饭。
That was quite a decent lunch. 那顿午餐相当不错。
He takes a packed lunch to work. 他带(盒装)午饭上班。
After a quick breakfast, he hurried to the station.
I’ve got out of the habit of having a cooked breakfast.
We had a quick lunch and finished up with a cup of coffee.
She doesn’t eat much breakfast. 她早点吃得不多。
She always eats very little supper. 她晚饭总是吃得很少。
Take her some breakfast on a tray. 用托盘给她送些早点。
注：有时也可不直接用 much, little 等修饰，而换用其他表达。如：
She never eats much for breakfast. 她早点从不多吃。
We serve hot and cold lunches. 我处供应冷热午餐。
Does this pub provide lunches? 这家酒馆供应午餐吗?