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    Cool For or on your birthday

    Hello!

    Does the question:
    "What would you like on your birthday?"

    mean the same as:

    "What would you like for your birthday?"

    Thanks a lot for your help
    Will17

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    Smile Re: For or on your birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Does the question:
    "What would you like on your birthday?"

    mean the same as:

    "What would you like for your birthday?"

    Thanks a lot for your help
    Will17
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    To me, the sentence with for is straightforward - you're asking about a birthday present. What would you like on your birthday? could mean anything.

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    Default Re: For or on your birthday

    "What would you like on your birthday?" suggests that whatever it is that will be given will be given on the actual day of the birthday.

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    Default Re: For or on your birthday

    To me, "on" is asking what you want that day: a party, your favorite food for dinner, etc.

    "For" is about a gift.

    I want a party on my birthday and a new video game for my birthday.

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