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    Talking DAYS/DATES

    Q. Which sentences are correct?

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    1. What day is today?
    2. What day is it today?

    (B)

    1. What date is today?
    2. What date is it today?

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    1. Today is my birthday.
    2. It's my birthday today.

    Q. How do you ask about somebody's birthday's date or day?

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    Re: DAYS/DATES

    All of your examples are OK.

    You would ask someone's birthday by asking "When is your birthday?"

    They would respond something like "It's January 3rd."

    If you want the birth date (including the year), you would need to ask for the birth date rather than the birthday. You would ask "What is your birth date?"

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    Re: DAYS/DATES

    I would use "What's your date of birth?" rather than "What's your birth date?" but that's just a personal style choice.

    As per the previous post "When's your birthday?" would usually only elicit the date and month, but not the year.

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    Re: DAYS/DATES

    Maybe it's a BrE thing- I would use date of birth too.

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    Re: DAYS/DATES

    Not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    Q. Which sentences are correct?

    (A)

    1. What day is today?
    2. What day is it today?
    "what day of the week is today"

    (B)

    1. What date is today?
    2. What date is it today?
    What date of the months is today

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    Re: DAYS/DATES

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    Not a teacher.

    "what day of the week is today"

    No. If you were to use "What day of the week...?" you would need "What day of the week is it today?"

    Also, the suggestion given by aachu has incorrect capitalisation and punctuation.

    My personal choice for this question is "What day is it today?"



    What date of the months is today

    Again, incorrect punctuation. Also, "months" is incorrect.

    This question should read "What date is it today?"


    Please see my comments in red above in response to aachu's suggestions.

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