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    For me, a baby was born. Is there any grammer mistake in this sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    For me, a baby was born. Is there any grammer mistake in this sentence?
    Not as such, but we don't say this. We normally just say, "I had a baby" or "My baby was born (on..., at ...)".

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    I'm not a teacher ***

    I guess it's not so much about grammar but the way it sounds. Perhaps I've just had a baby would be more natural. I'm wondering if you can say that if you're a man and your lady's just delivered a baby.

    You could also say, I've just become a father/dad. or I have a baby girl/boy.

    By the way, what do you call a person who's only recently become a dad/mum? I just can't get the Polish literal translation out of my head, 'a freshly-baked dad/mum'.

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    We just say "new mom" or "new dad."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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