A sentence with 食べる - to eat

Hello! Can you help me with this sentence please?

I have a friend who knows Japanese and he says there’s something wrong with it, but being new to this I cannot figure out what exactly. Thanks!

朝ご飯 を 食べ た
I meant - I had breakfast

Is he trying to make a guessing game of it? I don’t see anything wrong for the meaning you intended.

The only thing I can think of is you kind of liberally sprinkled a bunch of spaces in there, but if that’s what he meant, it’s kind of a weird thing to get hung up on.

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Thank you very much for the reply! It appeared we had a misunderstanding, he thought I implied the future tense.

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The only thing I could think he might be talking about would be that you included the を in there. That’s grammatically correct, but my Japanese professor taught me that most of the time in casual speech the particle を gets dropped unless it’s absolutely necessary to the understanding of the sentence. So irl someone would probably say 朝ご飯、食べた。

That being said, it is also completely correct to say 朝ご飯を食べた

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Thank you for sharing! Very useful!